Of course my little helper was more than eager to "help". So we got out all the ingredients. Maggie has a thing about tasting everything. She got to taste Molasses today for the first time by itself. She has had it in homemade BBQ sauce and other things, but never on it's own. She thought it tasted a bit like licorice. I have to agree with her! :)
We got the dough all rolled out and cut. Maggie thinks it looks like her chocolate play dough.
Then it was time for Chef Maggie to do her job. Sprinkling the sugar on the dough!
Right out of the oven. Hot and Steamy!
Kid tested and definitely approved!
I think I made mine a little thicker than they needed to be, but they were still really yummy! I like them because they are not overly sweet. Perfect treat when you want a little somethin' somethin'! I can imagine myself making a little ice cream sandwich out of them. Just add a little ice cream!
Miss Mae's Coffee CrispsMakes 36 2.5" crisps
1/2 cup molasses1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup butter, melted1/2 cup hot coffee1 tsp baking soda2 3/4 cups flourgranulated sugar2.5" biscuit cutter, or juice glass
Preheat oven to 375degrees. Dissolve 1tsp of baking soda in the hot coffee. Combine molasses, sugar, melted butter, and hot coffee mix and stir until combined. Gradually add flour until dough forms. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll thin (to 3/8"). Use a biscuit cutter or juice glass to make 2-3" circles. Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with granulated sugar, if desired. Bake for 14-18 minutes, to desired crispness. Cool on baking racks.
The cookies got done, and the cleaning of the shrimp began. As an added side-note, they were delicious! I made a super simple marinade. I was concerned it wouldn't have enough taste. But goodness! They were delicious! It's amazing what can happen when you throw a few ingredients together!
I used EVOO, fresh lemon juice, white wine, 2 cloves of garlic, onion, salt, parsley and a few sprinkles of crushed red pepper. I just eyeballed everything. Let the shrimp sit for about an hour in the marinade. Chris grilled them, basting them with the marinade. Seriously delicious!