This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. As always, all opinions are my own.
There are few things that I hate. I’m super easy-going and generally a very go-with-the-flow kind of gal, but there are a few things that I just can’t stand.
1. My inability to create a good-looking cookie
2. Dumb tasks that take time and ultimately take me away from my friends and family
3. Piles of baking dishes that need to be scrubbed for what seems like forever
Seriously, I have had so many issues baking cookies in the past. They either spread out all across the pan so they’re practically see-through. Or they’ll just end up hard as a rock. I have just never had great luck with cookies. Dealing with cookie mishaps during the holiday season is the last thing I have time for, when I would much rather be spending time with my dear family. On top of that, who wants to be scrubbing dishes after a recipe fail when they could be playing games with all the cousins? Definitely not me!
So when I was contacted to try out Pam Cooking Spray to help me solve some of my most hated kitchen nuances with their Smart Tips, I was definitely interested. One of my first thoughts though was, what about that cooking spray build-up you get all over your cookie sheets and baking pans? I was quickly assured that with Pam’s “99% Less Residue” product line, this wasn’t going to be an issue. Score! I was absolutely in on this test.
I set off to create cookies. Of course, I had to pick the stickiest cookies I’ve ever made too, but I knew that if they happened to turn out for me, they were going to be absolutely delicious. So molasses it was!
* Baking tip: When using sticky or greasy ingredients like molasses, peanut butter, shortening, etc, spray your measuring spoon or cup with Pam cooking spray and your ingredients will just slide right out.
When it came time to put my cookies on the baking sheet, I was sure to lightly spray the sheet first, even though I was pretty sure it would end up with a nice baked-on coat of grossness once it came out of the oven.
About 10 minutes later, and the verdict was in.
Beautiful cookies that held their shape, didn’t have to be scraped off the sheet, and looked absolutely perfect. I couldn’t believe it! Plus, I was able to wash all the baking dishes in no time once I was all done so that I could spend more time with my family. This is thanks to the fact that my molasses wasn’t goo-ed all over the measuring spoons. And completely opposite of what I thought would happen… No gross residue on the baking sheets! They washed up so easily with no real scrubbing. This was a total game-changing time saver!
This cookies are also a game-changer and a possible contender in this year’s Cookie Bake-Off contest my family holds each year. Check out the recipe, and then scroll down to the end of the post for a chance to win your own full-size sample of PAM and a beautiful Le Creuset Pie Dish!
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ tsp ginger powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup Hersheys cinnamon chips
- 6 Tablespoons butter , softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar , sifted
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven at 350°F.
In a large bowl or a stand mixture, blend the sugar, oil, molasses, spices, and salt on medium for 3 minutes.
Add the egg and mix until completely blended.
Add in baking soda and flour (½ cup at a time). Mix on medium speed until all the flour is incorporated.
Pour in cinnamon chips and stir to distribute
With a spoon or cookie dough scoop, form small balls of dough and place on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam baking spray.
Put cookie sheet in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookie sheet cool for about 3 minutes before you remove the cookies.
While cookies are cooling, prepare the cinnamon drizzle.
Cream the butter in mixer. Add powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time until completely combined. At this point, it may be dry and crumbly.
Add milk and mix well. Incorporate cinnamon and vanilla.
Once cookies are completely cooled, place icing in a small ziploc sandwich back. Cut a very small hole in the corner and drizzle icing over cookies.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.For more information, visit http://www.pamcookingspray.com.