I picked this recipe because it seemed like a good fall recipe. I am so glad I picked it. It's one of those cookies that seemed like it would be hard to make. But that couldn't be further than the truth. The only special ingredient that I needed to pick up was the molasses. I had some blackstrap molasses, but I didn't know if that would work, so I just picked up some regular molasses.
This dough came together very quickly. The recipe said to mix the flour with the butter/sugar/molasses mixture by hand. In hindsight, I would have used the mixer on the stir setting. The dough was pretty stiff.
I popped them in the oven and they baked for 11 or 10 minutes depending on the pan I used. I have 2 air-bake cookie sheets and the cookies baked for 11 minutes on those, but they turned out better. Next time I will only use those pans. And believe me, there will be a next time. I loved this cookie. We all did in my family. I baked them on Saturday and by today (Monday), they are all gone! I definitely will add this cookie to my regular cookie making list!