Oh mercy. Yes these are just absolutely delightful. Gooey marshmallow sandwiched between a square of chocolate...good chocolate at that...and two of my friend Elyn's fabulous ginger cookies (feel free to take off a cookie if you want to be "good").
The cookies really do make this treat. My friend Elyn has been making these forever. At my bridal shower she passed on this recipe and it has been a family favorite every since. Not only is the dough delightful to eat...if you are in to that and are not swayed by that whole salmonella thing (guilty!), but the cookies are just the right amount of soft and chewy and gingery....mouth watering as we speak.
So for Recipe Thursday I am passing this little gem on. Thank you Elyn!
Elyn's Ginger Cookies
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 1/2 t ginger
1/2 t salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Roll spoonfuls of dough into balls. Dip one side of each ball into sugar. Place dough, with sugar side up, on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cookies should be light brown and crinkly...AND MARVELOUS.
Eat these delights by themselves, with a glass of milk, or in a grown-up s'more.
(P.S. - For those that read this post before 8:30pm, September 4th, this post has been updated to make sure that it is family friendly--if you don't know what I mean by that, I am guessing Larissa will not explain it for you.)