Friday, April 04, 2008

cookies coffee and yarn, oh my!

My kids love those big molasses cookies from starbucks, and I have to admit, I do to. Unfortunately, whenever we go to starbucks they seem to be out. Maybe they stopped making them?  I did a little search through Martha, and found a recipe that I think tastes very similar. 
Let me tell you, they are big.  And chewy.  And absolutely delicious.
I put wax paper in between, just like the recipe said.  I also added the pepper (yes, pepper)  just like the recipe said.  If you make them, you won't be sorry.
Now this is my idea of the perfect afternoon.  Coffee, cookie and yarn.  Who could ask for anything more?
I plan on finishing those socks this weekend.  Poor Ruby is feeling quite neglected.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

65 comments:

kim said...

Black coffee? Now there is something I just can't do. The cookies look so good. I love molasses. Oh, and the socks? So pretty!

Bilbao-sansebastian-sisters said...

hi! i am from spain. this cookies are realy delicius!!i have seen in the profile that you love crocheting?? me too, i make lots of things whit crochet !! toys, pins... sorry my english is not good but reading your blog is a way to improve it!!
please to meet you. Cristina

raining sheep said...

Molasses cookies are one of the few I enjoy...and knitting socks...and coffee...sounds like heaven

Queen of the froggers said...

Yummy! They look great and I do like the look of the sock, nice patern and colour. :)

radioactive girl said...

Molasses cookies are so yummy. I've never made the ones you linked, but I need to now.

The yarn is beautiful and the coffee looks great. Looks like my kind of perfect day!

Windy Knitty said...

Yum!!! I think I will makes these this weekend.

sixoneseven said...

mmm, thanks for the recipe... i have a weak spot for molasses cookies, mostly for their texture. the vegan ones in the bakery section at whole foods are absolutely delicious, too, if you're ever in a pinch (the vegan part makes them softer in the middle & chewier on the outside, on account of the extra molasses).

Denise said...

Well, we're still eating the yummy mint cookies from last week, but I think I might give these a try next :) I seem to have everything in except the molasses.
Enjoy your Friday evening. We are going to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks at home and have popcorn.

SpiderWomanKnits said...

This post is just picture perfect! D.Lish!

I just pulled butter out of the fridge to soften so I may have to make a batch of these...

embee said...

i love all cookies, but molasses just beats them all. oh-oh-oh.

Knit & Purl Mama said...

I have all those ingredients in my pantry, guess what I'm going to make at some point this weekend - they look delicious!

I just bought her Cookie Book (Martha Stewart!)

Do tell me what that sock yarn is...!

Anonymous said...

Yum! Fun!

Asaknitter said...

Oh yum, when can I come over?

KeanaLee said...

yum coffee, I'm going to go make a big pot right now!

emily said...

yer gonna be the death of me - you and yer cookies!

SMF.sportychic said...

Oh Fun! A perfect afternoon indeed! I too love those giant molasses cookies (got that from my dad!). Delicious!

Alison Boon said...

You and me together. What could be better, maybe some good company, or soft music playing in the background.

peaknits said...

What a lovely day - muct make those cookies, my mouth is watering!

Kristin said...

yummy!!
I wonder why you have to put them between wax paper??

leslie said...

oh, i am excited. putting it on the list of things to do this weekend. i have molasses in my fridge. such an odd ingredient for japan. i think somebody imported it and then gave it to me. oh, i am excited.

diddlinaknits said...

De lurking to say Thanx for sharing the link-i love ths cookies too and my starbucks hardly has it either :(
Enjoy your coffee, cookie and yarn-sounds like a wonderful afternoon

Tanya said...

Those look wonderful!!! I'll surely have to try them.

Happy Weekend,
Tanya

Meggie said...

Welcome back to the reality of the burgh, Les. Glad you made it home safe and sound...especially considering the 70 car pileup. Nothing like that around here.

Annie said...

You said "cookie" not "cookiesss" That's my problem, I can't each just one:) I need your self control. Yummy, I love a chewy molasses cookie.

Philigry said...

these do llok good! my mom used to make these when i was young, adn she used a large coffee can as the cookie cutter!!

La Cabeza Grande said...

How you can make something with pepper look so drool-worthy, I'll never know! BTW, I love Ruby and await the FO.

Elinor said...

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the link! I have a long run planned for tomorrow a.m. and these cookies would be the perfect recovery food, I think!

zebraknits said...

I always look forward to your cookie recipes and this one will be added to my list. Enjoy your knitting and weekend!!

MadMad said...

I have made those ones with pepper before! They are very good. I think Starbucks stopped selling theirs, though because they ran out of business - they kept putting the calorie count right up there with the cookies. Now you tell me, do you really want to know that each of those guys is 470? I don't think so. (Good thing that goat got ours!)

Jane said...

Can't wait to make these! Your day sounds divine!

sherri said...

Welcome back, Leslie. I missed you. I made the espresso shortbread and was sooo disappointed. I wonder what I did wrong? They weren't sweet enough for my taste buds.I'll definitely be making your molasses ones, maybe tomorrow.

ali said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE molasses cookies! Thanks for the recipe link, and the extra 10 pounds this spring...

happy knitting-
ali

Julie @ Letter9 said...

I don't know whether sbux still has those cookies or not, but I DO know that they recently changed their recipes for all the OTHER cookies and they're not nearly as good.

It's a good thing you found a replacement just in case Starbucks messed with your favorites. : )

Lovely pics, by the way.

Ivy said...

ah cookies, nothing better to go with that than coffee, (of course after milk)and yarn...that was just perfect to complete that afternoon!

house on hill road said...

it looks like a perfect way to spend the afternoon....have a great weekend leslie.

Anonymous said...

I made the cookies as soon as I read your blog. They are delicious and beautiful! Nothing beats a good molasses cookie. Thanks for sharing...now back to the needles. kathryn

Elizabeth said...

Mmmm - I can't wait to try these. Those Starbucks cookies are my all-time favourite so I am super excited at the prospect of being about to make an entire plate full. This could be very very dangerous (hee hee).

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Knitterella said...

What a perfect day! Thanks so much for the recipe. Molasses cookies are my dad's favorite. I will have to make some.

Mo said...

Holy Moly! Those look absolutely divine. I will be making them this week. Thanks for the link. Pretty pretty socks too. :D

Stacey said...

I love any kind of spice/molasses/ginger type cookie. This recipe is getting printed NOW! :) Thanks for the link!

Rebecca said...

Yum! Those cookies look way too tempting -- I'm heading to the link right now!

Suzanne said...

When can I come over? You picked the perfect cookie, and the coffee and yarn, well like you said, perfection!! Enjoy!!
Suzanne

yaiAnn said...

Yum!! I will definitely bookmark that recipe! Glad you guys had a great trip!

Joanne said...

I made the cookies yesterday and they are Yummy thanks for the tip.

Amy said...

Molasses cookies are my absolute fave. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

Veronique said...

Yum :) Must try...

Mandi said...

I've made that recipe and it is wonderful. Yum! Perfect way to spend an afternoon!

Barb said...

I found your blog recently and have been enjoying it so much. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made the cookies yesterday and have already eaten THREE myself lol. Thay are wonderful!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

The cookies and knitting are lovely. I too love molasses cookies.

Smilla said...

Love your blog - I just spent some time here and I really enjoyed it!
Thank you!

nova said...

I LOVE those cookies!! Another good molasses cookie recipe,well, now that I think of it, maybe it was a ginger cookie...hmmm, in any case The Black Dog Resturant Cookbook, there are good cookie recipes in there, which surprised me for some reason... Thanks for sharing this recipe. There are so many that you have made that I want to try!

Susan said...

Oh, I am so all over these! If only I could figure out how to hide them from my 3-year old cookie eater & husband.

Your day seems PERFECT - can we switch? Please, please?

Sandy said...

Perfect!

Seanna Lea said...

oooh, I love the cookies.

One of my favorite pumpkin pie recipes uses black pepper to help deepen the flavor. It makes a surprising amount of difference for such a small amount.

Betsy said...

oh leslie, again with the good cookies!! I don't know if I should thank you or curse you--I love those starbucks cookies too too much and unfortunately, "ginger cookie diet" doesn't turn up much on google. Oh well, what's a few more laps on the elliptical machine??

Stella said...

I have yet to perfect the ideally chewy cookie. These look delicious.

Anne said...

Hi Leslie!
Just wanted to tell you, that I, inspired by this post, made a danish version of the molasses cookies.

They will be on my blog in a short while, and even though you can't read the words, you might want to have a look anyway :-)

Have a lovely day.
Anne

Yarnhog said...

Boy, those look yummy! I have a house full of boys on spring break. I may have to make some this afternoon, if I can track down some parchment paper.

JL said...

Coffee, cookies and knitting - what else can i ask for !

Jodi said...

I followed the link and made those cookies! They're fabulous.

anita said...

I am totally addicted to Starbuck's version, with green tea. And since they're so easy to make at home, I just had to try this weekend! Thanks for the motivation!

Twin_number2 said...

I made these cookies...they are sooooooo good!!! Thank you for the idea....

tiennie said...

Oh yum! You're going to make me become a baker. :)

Not Another Knit Girl said...

I'm new to the crafting world and after I found your site I absolutely loved it. It's inspired me to do a recipe a week with my husband. I love your projects too.

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