Fat Girl Day: A joyous occasion that is best enjoyed by two fresh college students not yet affected by that metabolism thing.
The occasion is celebrated by eating copious amounts of Taco Bell, Chile con Queso (read: melted Velveeta Cheese Product and Salsa), Ben and Jerry’s and, for Isa and I, these store bought fabulously chewy and dangerously addicting Molasses cookies.
Please understand that this occasion had nothing to do with bad break ups, stressful midterms or really anything to do with eating ones sorrows away. It had more to do with it being Sunday, maybe a little cold outside and our new access to HBO thanks to the included college dorm cable.
Flash forward ten years.
Fat Girl Days still exists. Celebrated once a year, usually around the holidays, when those same two ladies find themselves in the same zip code.
But these days, given that whole metabolism thing, Fat Girl Day isn’t quite as processed and a little more homemade.
And this year I get to reintroduce one of our Fat Girl staples! The Sweetie approved (I made these this weekend: Sweets ate 8. In one night) homemade edition!
Oh-So-Yummy & Oh-So-Chewy Molasses Cookies
- 12 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- ¼ c. molasses
- 1 egg
- 1 ¾ c. unbleached all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
Preheat Oven to 350
Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper
In large bowl melt butter and add sugar, combine well and then mix in molasses.
In a small bowl bowl, lightly beat egg and add to butter/sugar mixture.
In a separate bowl combine flour, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and combine well.
Add dry ingredients to wet ones with and fold together using a rubber spatula.
The mixture will be wet and sticky, don’t fret!
Finally, drop 20-24 fatty tablespoons of dough on cookie sheets, spacing apart well. THESE COOKIES WILL SPREAD LIKE LAVA.
Cook 8-10 minutes or until edges just begin to darken and set, the center will be soft and moist, it’s OK they are hot, they will still cook a little out of the oven which is what keeps them CHEWY
After you remove cookies let them sit on the pan for a couple minutes, then carefully remove parchment paper from pan and set on rack to cool.
A little secret? I don’t have a rack, so I just let them cool on the pan the whole time and they were fine. But if you have a rack and need a reason to use it, by all means!
So to all the Fat Girl Day celebrators out there! Enjoy!