Monday, May 7, 2012

Chile molasses cookies

Sometimes I get the urge to bake, but not the urge to run to the store to pick up the missing ingredients I need. The other week, I knew I was in the mood to make something delicious, so I picked up an adorably retro bottle of molasses and headed home to make a spice cookie I found in an article from the LA Times. Unfortunately, half of the spices (like ginger and cloves) were not in my pantry. A quick adjustment lent to the addition of chile powder and an extra spoonful of cinnamon. The crisp round cookies were a spicy take on the traditional molasses cookie and managed to taste just as delicious as the ginger version printed in the paper.

Cookies ready to go into a new Jonathan Adler treat jar
I used this recipe adapted from the delicious molasses cookies sold at Milk in Los Angeles. Just switch the ground ginger and cloves for 1 1/2 teaspoons chile powder and add an extra 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. I also used a cookie dough scoop to get the perfect sized cookies and baked them on silpat sheets, my must-have tool for anything that tends to burn easily.


  1. These look really yummy, I have to try to do something new and sweet.

  2. LOVE Milk! Btw - that Calories jar is fantastic.... Where did you find it? It looks Jonathan Adler-esque!

    1. It is Jonathan Adler :) I got it at his store when I was in Chicago...such an amazing place, I could have spent all day in that shop!

  3. mmm look so good. I would love one of these with a cup of tea right now!


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