This is one of my most oft requested cookie when I go to a group function. Or for a very special friend who absolutely loves them and steals them whenever he can. 🙂
I like the fact that the are simple to make, tasty, and still semi-soft compared to ginger snaps. I’m not a fan of overly hard cookies and as long as I don’t over bake these, they turn out perfect!
Some of the best you'll ever have!
Cream butter and sugar until smooth.
Beat in egg and molasses.
Add flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
Roll balls into sugar and place on cookie sheet.
I like pears well enough on their own, but when they are warm like these are, they are even better! For those who don’t like cinnamon (who are you people?!?), you can omit it and just have caramel. Or substitute the cinnamon with something else to flavor. Chili powder, if you like spicy, cardamon, star anise, or just add teaspoon or so of salt for salted caramel!
I made this the other night for the Man and the Girl. She helped with the pears while I did everything else. 🙂 You can use any type of pear you like, I just happened to use Bosc pears.
Poached Pears w/Caramel Cinnamon Sauce
Peel and core pears, leaving stems in tact. Or, peel and cut in half, then core. Your choice.
In a large pan, combine water, sugar, and lemon juice. Bring to boil
Add pears to the boiling syrup. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Use this time to make caramel sauce! Put sugar in sauce pan. Use a spatula or wooden spoon, stir sugar over medium high heat until a golden color.
Put butter into sugar and keep stirring!
When butter has completely melted, take off heat and add cream a little bit at a time, still stirring.
Toss in cinnamon, incorporating it complelety. Set sauce aside to cool a bit.
Turn pears and let simmer for another 10 minutes, until they are tender.
Remove pears and pour caramel sauce over and serve!
The caramel sauce will thicken as it cools. It shouldn't cool too much in 10 minutes, but enough to be able to pour over the pears. If it has thickened too much, warm it up a bit.
I love cinnamon rolls and the lovely smell that fills the house when they are baking. At one point, I saw a video on Facebook somewhere for this recipe and then saw a Pinterest pin on it.
Giving this a try, I can tell you that I altered the recipe a bit. Pretty much end up doing that with a lot of stuff, but I digress. This turned out better than I expected but I predict that I’ll add more maple syrup next time.
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Cinnamon Roll Bake
Great brunch dish!
Cut up cinnamon rolls into quarters. When fresh out of the refrigerator, they are easy to cut. Spread them out in pan.
Whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.
Pour mixture over roll pieces. Be sure to coat them all well.
Pour maple syrup over rolls.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Oven temps vary.
Put icing that came with rolls into a microwave safe, easily pourable bowl. Microwave for roughly 30 seconds.
Pour icing over bake when it comes out of the oven.