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Hermit Bars

Hermit Bars
Hermit cookies have the strangest name of any cookie out there. The unusual name does not have a clear origin story, but the cookies always have a very similar recipe. Hermit cookies, and bar cookies for that matter, are made with molasses and flavored with a generous amount of spices – spices that …

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How to Measure Molasses

How to Measure Molasses Easily
Thick, sticky molasses can be a difficult ingredient to work with because it is so hard to measure. Molasses should be measured by volume in the same type of measuring cup that you might use for measuring water, milk or oil. It’s not that you can’t use a dry measuring cup to measure …

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What is Blackstrap Molasses?

Trader Joe's Blackstrap Molasses

Molasses is a thick, dark syrup that is a byproduct of the process of refining sugar cane into sugar. Though it is a byproduct of the sugar-making process, the syrup has a strong sweet flavor and has plenty of uses of its own, such as in baking and as in the base …

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Olive Oil Gingersnaps

Olive Oil Gingersnaps

Molasses-rich gingerbread and gingersnap cookies are some of the treats that I look forward to eating every holiday season. All the spices that are used in gingerbread work together to make every bite seem very warming when it is cold and blustery outside. These Olive Oil Gingersnaps are a little bit different …

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Maple Shoofly Pie

Maple Shoofly Pie
Shoofly Pie, or shoo-fly pie, is an unforgettable dessert because it has such an unusual name. No one really knows when the name originated, but theories include that pie-lovers had to “shoo flies” away from the sweet, sticky molasses-based pie every time they served it. The pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch traditional dessert, …

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What is molasses?

Molasses bottles
Molasses is a byproduct of the process of refining sugar cane into sugar. It is a thick syrup, dark in color, with a very strong sweet and somewhat bitter flavor. It is frequently used in baking and it is particularly popular in recipes for spice cookies and cakes, where it adds a lot …

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Gingersnap Cupcakes

Gingersnap Cupcakes

Gingersnaps are known as spicy, crispy cookies. In some iterations, the “snappiness” of the cookie comes only from its texture, while in others (the better ones, in my opinion), generous spicing is what makes them “snap.” I wanted to capture that spiciness in a cupcake and make something that would stand out …

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