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Cookie Recipe from the CMH Kitchens

Posted by Jane Carswell on Thu, Jul 07, 2011

Cookie Recipe from CMH Summer AdventureNot that I don't love the Heli-Hiking, the company of interesting guests, the stories from our guest speakers and the comfort of the CMH Summer Adventures Lodges, but I find myself thinking longingly of the cookies I'll get to munch on this summer at the Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo Lodge.

"Cookies?", you say.  Yes, the cookies.  I know.  It is crazy, but when you're sitting on the shores of one of the peaceful Pocket Lakes, or resting on a rock en route to International Basin and you reach into that nifty canvas lunch sac and pull out a decadent cookie that was baked by the lodge's pastry chef just a few hours ago, it's the icing on the cake. And for the kids on our Family Adventure Vacations, our guides use the cookies to lure the kids to hike 'just a little bit further'....

Although I can't re-create the feeling of walking through I-Basin in my own kitchen, I can re-create the cookies.  And now so can you. 

Ginger Spice Cookies for your Summer Adventures

  • 2 lbs softened butter
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups molasses
  • 8 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 9 cups unbleached flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream butter with both sugars.  Add spices and soda.  Add eggs one at a time.  Add molasses and flour and mix thoroughly.  Scoop into 1 inch balls on a prepared baking sheet and flatten before baking for 12 minutes.  Slightly undercook for a chewy cookie.

This recipe makes LOADS of cookies, so stock your freezer and throw a few in your pack next time you're out for a hike.  They make a great reward when you hit the summit.  You can find more recpies from the Chefs of CMH on our website.  Enjoy!

Photo:  The Bottomless Cookie Jar at CMH Bugaboo Lodge.

Tags: CMH Summer Adventures, For Fun, CMH Experts