Molasses Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

molasses cookie ice cream sandwiches

Does anyone remember Chipwiches?  I have a fond, find memory of these late, great, gone but not forgotten ice cream sandwich beauties.  I was in college, and I had a summer job working on Wall Street in downtown New York City for a corporate law firm.  This was an awesome thing because aside from getting to commute in and out of work on the train with my dad every day (which I LOVED - he would share his New York Times with me in the morning and buy me pretzel sticks for the ride home), it was also my first real introduction to the noisy, frenetic, aromatic, hustle and bustle that is summer in New York City.  It was also the summer that the Chipwich took Manhattan by storm, which many years later has led to these molasses cookie ice cream sandwiches.   Read More & Get the Recipe

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

i-FhRn9Qk-M2

Okay, there are SO many reasons why I love these cupcakes, and one particular reason that I am discussing gingerbread in what is not usually gingerbread season.  First and most importantly, the cupcake part is a light, spicy, molasses and ginger bundle of wonderfulness. And the frosting.  I barely have words for the frosting.  Okay...here are some words: Cinnamon.  Cream cheese.  Sugar.  Butter.  All together in one frosting.  You will have to resist the temptation to eat the frosting before it even makes it to the top of the cupcake...but try! Read More & Get the Recipe

Molasses Chocolate Chunk Cookies, And My Summer Vacation!

979999203_zDPAG-M

You know when you get together with friends, and you are glad to see them and are looking forward to getting down to talking about whatever it is you want to talk to them about, but first you have to suffer through their vacation pictures?  Think of this as the blog version of that.  I have a wicked good molasses chocolate chip cookie recipe to tell you about, but first.... My vacation.  :) Every year we go to my favorite, favorite place in the world, which is the beautiful green mountains of Vermont.  If you really want to know how much I love this place, you can click here, or here.  If you don't, just take a look at this picture to see why. I love both the gorgeous blue-green mountains AND the cows with equal amounts of love.  Which is good, because Vermont has a ton of both.  Here's our little piece of paradise, otherwise known as the cabin.  Where there is no cell phone service.  Or paved roads.  Nothing but corn and cows and quiet. And this spectacular view from the Read More & Get the Recipe

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

854367841_KHi6i-M

I love granola bars. I especially love those ones that come two to a pack - the crunchy oats and honey ones? I always try and tell myself that I am being so healthy, but I know in my heart of hearts that I am really just eating a couple of nice crunchy cookies. Just keeping it real. However, that doesn't keep me from eating them, and so I was happy to discover this recipe for homemade granola bars on CHOW (and if you don't know this very fun foodie website, you should check it out). Not only does this recipe make pretty great granola bars, but it is a great way to use up those odds and ends of nuts and raisins and seeds and perhaps even chocolate chips that are hanging around in almost-empty bags in your cupboard. If you are anything like me. The trick with this recipe is to cut up them up into bars while they are still warm, so they don't harden into crunchiness and then break into a million pieces when you try to slice them up. I learned this lesson the hard way when I made my Read More & Get the Recipe

Cashew Brittle Chunks

821471014_PpBqs-M

This is one recipe that almost didn't get posted here, because it just didn't turn out the way I expected it to. The title of the original recipe was "No-Bake Cashew Brittle Bars," and the picture of them showed these nice neat little bars. Yes, there was a crumb or two in the picture, but overall? Nice organized little bar cookies.Now, I am a cashew fiend, and I always have them around. And anything with the word "brittle" in it has me at hello. These also have a good amount of oatmeal in them, along with one of my all-time flavorings in the world, and that is molasses. I heart molasses. My grandmother's molasses cookies (which you can find here) are the single most popular item on this blog by a country mile, so I think a lot of you are with me on the whole molasses thing. Plus I like the bunny on the molasses bottle cap. Anyway, I made these things last weekend and followed all the directions, and they looked and smelled just heavenly, and then came time to cut them into the Read More & Get the Recipe

My Grandma’s Molasses Cookies

634624233_Eb28P-600x600

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes ever, for a few different reasons. First of all, they are just great cookies, rich with the flavors of molasses and ginger and cinnamon and sugar. Second, they are a snap to make, and they turn out perfectly every time. But most importantly, I make them from a recipe card handwritten by my grandmother, one of the most amazing people I have ever known. I don't remember her as being particularly interesting in cooking, but what she made, she made well. I have a crystal-clear memory of being sent outside to play in the mornings on her beautiful Vermont farm with two slices of hot buttered cinnamon toast - one for each hand -- and I have never been able to replicate the particular taste of that toast. She made fantastic pancakes (with Vermont maple syrup of course), and always said she would make as many as we could eat, even if it was HUNDREDS, which my brother and I thought was one of the best things we had ever heard of. She also made these Read More & Get the Recipe