I hope you all had a great Christmas! We spent all of last week spending time with friends and both of our families. It was blissful and perfect!
While I visited with relatives, I was repeatedly asked about my work and how I come up with recipes since my Mom and I are always in charge of the dessert table. To be honest it just depends. My mind is constantly going (I love road trips because it gives me hours to think up recipes or blog post ideas) and I am constantly thinking up recipes. In fact, I have been known to wake up during the middle of the night and jot down a recipe idea that deliciously haunts my dreams. Or feverishly take notes at a restaurant dissecting each and every flavor to try to recreate that exact dish at home later.
And even though I have been taught the science behind cooking, know what flavors go well together, and have spent countless hours in the kitchen; even the most well thought recipes don’t turn out. But the key is to not let that discourage you and to try again (and sometimes again, and again, and again!). Honestly, I think that sometimes that is the fuel that drives me in the kitchen… making sure I get the recipe just right.
These Thin and Chewy Sticky Sweet Cookies were one of those recipes I had to try again and again. I first made them last year for Stubb’s and tested and re-tested them until they were just right. Once they were perfect, I made them all season for various get togethers and asked party goers to guess the secret ingredient after they all disappeared from the dessert table. No one imagined that Stubb’s barbecue sauce was what made these cookies irresistible!
Since these were such a hit last year, I had several friends and family request that I bring them to various functions this year. A cookie THAT good is begging to be shared! Even though Christmas is over, I hope you will give these cookies a try before those new year’s resolutions officially begin!
Thin and Chewy Sticky Sweet Cookies
by Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com
Prep Time: 20 minutes Wait Time: 1-2 hours Bake Time: 9-11 minutes Yields: approximately 2 dozen cookies
¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1/3 cup Stubb’s Sticky Sweet Bar-B-Q Sauce
2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the room temperature butter until smooth. Add both sugars and continue beating at medium speed, until light and fluffy. Add the egg, mixing well. Add Stubb’s Sticky Sweet Bar-B-Q Sauce and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and spices. Slowly add the flour mixture, a little at a time, to the butter mixture, mixing just until combined, scraping the sides of bowl as needed.
Leave dough in mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for 1 to 2 hours. After dough is well chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
While oven is preheating, combine remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl to form topping.
Using a tablespoon, scoop chilled dough and shape cookie dough into round one-inch balls, by rolling the portioned dough between the palms of both hands. Roll dough balls in cinnamon sugar mixture and evenly coat.
Place dough on prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are crispy around the edges. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store cookies in an airtight container for up to one week.
Disclosure: I am in a working relationship with Stubb’s Sauces and Marinades. This recipe was developed by me for Stubb’s. This sponsored blog post was written by me on behalf of Stubb’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Because of sponsors like Stubb’s I am able to continue to bring you all the content I feature here.