Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies

No matter what delicious food I make in the future, I am positively sure that cookie dough will remain my favourite snack for the rest of time.  As always, I ate about 1/3 of the prepared cookie dough prior to it being baked, a task which quickly threw my stomach into a state of mass chaos.  Was it worth it?  Of course.

I made these cookies at the request of one of my co-workers, Diandria (shout-out!!).  She is a huge fan of the Starbucks ginger molasses cookies, so I knew I had to try my very best to recreate their treat.  Not having ever made ginger cookies of any kind, I had no idea what recipe to use.  Of course I turned to Canadian Living to fix my problem, and easily found the recipe for their Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies.  Not sure where the “crinkle” comes in (since the word kind of reminds me of Christmas wrapping paper), but I’m not complaining.

I haven’t brought in a Friday treat for awhile, since our Fridays have been completely occupied by Summer Orientation sessions.  Since today was our LAST Friday session (I can’t believe it), I decided to make these cookies to celebrate/mourn.  Also, it’s weird, but I’m getting some sort of inner-gut feeling when something is done in the oven.  Maybe that’s a super Foodie Freak thing to say, but it’s happening.  Okay, or it might just be that my paranoia makes me check the oven every minute so things don’t burn.  Either way, I’m learning.

PS: Sorry about the bland pictures.  There is only so much you can do with cookies.