5-spice snap cookie
It occurs to me now that I am angry. It must be a phase that us grievers go through. It makes sense to be angry having had such a bright light in my life snuffed out; out of my control. Like a ticking time bomb there are days I explode.
Recently, I have noticed I curse more (not very polite). I get a little road rage and I get pissed off over idiotic things. I’ve developed an edge; a very sharp edge. And another #*$&’ing thing, my darling husband agrees! It’s not pretty and there are days I look in the mirror and don’t like what I see.
Now for my 5-spice snap cookie recipe. It’s a twist on an old fashioned molasses cookie. Don’t let the soy sauce scare you as it just gives a bit of a salty element. Slightly crispy on the outside this cookie gets its snappy flavor from Asian 5-spice powder. I make it a habit to add at least one new recipe to my holiday cookie tray. I hope this one fills an empty place on yours.Print
Fragrant Five Spice Molasses Cookies
- Total Time: 22 minutes
- Yield: 3 dozen 1x
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Asian 5-spice
1-teaspoon baking soda
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup canola oil
1-tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 cup sliced almonds
½ cup chopped crystallized ginger
¼ cup granulated sugar
- Heat oven 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In mixing bowl, whisk flour, spice and baking soda; set aside.
- In another large mixing bowl, beat brown sugar, oil and molasses with an electric mixer for 3 to 5 minutes or until well mixed.
- Add the soy sauce and egg; blend well.
- With the mixer running, slowly add dry ingredients, beating until well mixed.
- Add ginger and almonds; mix until combined.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out dough balls into granulated sugar, rolling in sugar to coat.
- Place on prepared baking sheets 1 to 2-inches apart. Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until cookies look crackled on top.
- Transfer cookies on parchment to cooling racks. Cool completely.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Category: cookies
- Method: baking
Keywords: ginger snap, snack, dessert, asian
Anger! Something I can relate to. Thank you for your honesty!
Being honest is the only way to face it
Mary Beth Deal
Your beautiful boy reminds me so much of my Kyle , who I lost on May 3, 2013, at the age of 23. I do understand your anger and I think we have every right to feel it. Still so impossible to believe. My heart aches with you.
Mary Beth I am so, so sorry you lost your son. We can be angry together…and we will get through it.
Lisa, if you were any more gracious and sweet, I just don’t know what I’d do. You have every right for every emotion that you feel when dealing with your grief. Will must be very proud of you. You are a bad ass too. Really loved seeing you and Lynn in Vegas.
Great meeting you, too and wish we could have had more time together.
I think you have every right to be angry. I hope the edge softens over the holidays and that you are wrapped in wonderful memories of your handsome boy, who has shown you time and again that his spirit is with you.
Thanks, Nancy. Already returning to my old self. Once I recognized what was happening and how I was feeling I did everything I could to resolve it….like sharing the feelings and getting such affirming feedback