For another November recipe ,Pamela of Cookies with Boys decided on Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies (you can find them on pages 76 and 77 of Dorie's book).
Throughout the years I have tried several variations of molasses cookies, from soft and chewy to hard and crunchy, and I have to say these turned out to be pretty darn good. The cookies were crisp, sweet and spicy. A little zip was provided by the ginger and black pepper while the sweetness of the molasses gave these cookies a really well-rounded flavor.
After school, this crispy cookie is just right for dunking in a glass of ice cold milk. If you have any left by dessert time, they also make fabulous ice cream sandwiches. Combined with sweet vanilla ice cream the spices from the cookies really shined, and the cookies were perfectly crunchy on the top and bottom. These cookies were also super easy to make and used ingredients I almost always have, so I know I will be making them again soon!
Thanks Pam for picking such a winner. If you want to make these cookies you'll find the recipe at Cookies with Boys .