Ginger Molasses Cookies

I know, I know... I've been a delinquent yet again.  How the entire month of October has zipped by since my last post is beyond me.  However, that wasn't the last time I baked.  A couple weekends ago I attended the most epic Pie Party in NYC with my fellow foodies and food bloggers - if you're on Twitter or read other NY/NJ-based blogs then you probably noticed the flurry of tweets and posts about it - how could you not?

Actually, my intention this weekend was to blog about the Pie Party but I had a serious itch to bake since I started another temp job two weeks ago... couple that with a freak Hallo-winter storm, and I was ready to stay in and churn out some sweets!

So churn out goodies, I did - but out of the three different recipes I baked up this weekend, only this one made me run for my camera and laptop so I could hurry up and share it with ya'll.  I'm not sure why, but I was craving ginger and cinnamon the last couple days - and usually, I'm not that crazy about ginger in baked goods... so this ginger molasses cookie certainly did its job in satisfying that craving.

The recipe from King Arthur Flour gives you the option of making a ginger syrup but I didn't have any fresh ginger so I opted for the milder version.  Still, the ground ginger is there, along with all of the other wonderful spices I like to inhale in the Fall.  I rolled my dough in turbinado sugar for that extra crunch - crispy on the outside, soft and crumbly on the inside... this cookie has just become my favorite - and may very well be the front runner for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap coming up in a few weeks!

Oh yeah, Happy Halloween! As you've probably already noticed, I'm not the type of baker that makes scary treats or any intricately decorated goodies in general.  Hope we can still be friends. =)  Be safe all you trick-or-treaters!

Recipe Source: King Arthur Flour