I'm getting pretty frustrated looking for a recipe for this cookie... I don't even know what they're correctly called. Is it a Molasses Cookie? A Ginger Cookie? A Molasses-Ginger Cookie? A Ginger-Molasses Cookie?
All I know is the cookie I want to make is some 3-4" in diameter and about about 1/4" thick. It should have a craggily top coated with white granulated sugar (no, not frosting or that nasty coarse sugar). If I were to hold the cookie merely by pinching the edge of it, the cookie would easily sag because it would be moist and chewy. But it wouldn't fall apart.
Color should be VERY dark brown, about the hue of a dark brown beer bottle.
The flavor should be VERY "molassesey" but have some spice to it, it should taste like a rich gingerbread. But with the texture of a delicious soft cookie.
I have prepared dozens of different cookie recipes claiming to be ginger and/or molasses cookies, and the cookies are always too something. Too crunchy. Too flat. Too bland. Too light (not enough molasses). I'm just getting tired of experimenting with different recipes and want someone--someone who loves these cookies and knows what I'm talking about--to share with me one they know fits all the "dark, rich, moist, chewy" criteria!
I've had these delicious cookies from several sources here in the Twin Cities, so I know there's some formula out there somewhere!