Molasses Ginger & Chocolate Cookies

chocolate ginger molasses cookies

As the weather cools and the months advance to November, I enjoy baking cookies much more than in the summer months when the temperature and humidity is too high to run my oven. Last year at this time, in November 2014, I was working 10 to 12 hour days at the online cookie bakery of Country Cupboard Cookies. Since I’ve retired  from the business in May of this year, I have been relaxing, traveling some, and enjoying our new granddaughter, born in June. Everything I’ve heard of the joys of being a grandparent is true! She makes my day just by showing up at our house. Her smile, her beautiful blue eyes, her adorable fingers and toes all seem so miraculous and perfect. I can’t wait to bake cookies with her when she grows a bit!

Though it was time for me to move on from the long hours and stress of owning a cookie business, for the first time since we closed, I starting missing the bakery life this month. November was the month for prepping everything for the annual holiday rush that would hit in December when thousands of cookies were shipped nationwide as Holiday gifts. We planned our cookie list and started baking a seemingly endless supply of gingerbread cookies to later decorate and package. One of the flavors we baked each year was our old-fashioned gingerspice cookies, a soft molasses based cookie rolled in sugar that was a favorite among many.

This Molasses Ginger Chocolate Cookie was another ginger based cookie that we sold and a version of the recipe that we used in the bakery. …

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