Yesterday when I got done making a really yummy marinade for our giant shrimp we were going to grill for dinner, I was suppose to clean the shrimp. It’s just one of those jobs that isn’t bad, just time consuming. I wanted to do something a little more fun! So I started searching through some of my favorite blogs to see what everyone has been up to. Well, I happened upon one of my most favorites, SouleMama. I was excited when I found this wonderful recipe for Miss Mae’s Coffee Crisps. Amanda had a revised version of the original recipe so I used Amanda’s as it seemed a bit healthier!
Of course my little helper was more than eager to “help”. So we got out all the ingredients. Maggie has a thing about tasting everything. She got to taste Molasses today for the first time by itself. She has had it in homemade BBQ sauce and other things, but never on it’s own. She thought it tasted a bit like licorice. I have to agree with her! 🙂
Miss Mae’s Coffee CrispsMakes 36 2.5″ crisps1/2 cup molasses1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup butter, melted1/2 cup hot coffee1 tsp baking soda2 3/4 cups flourgranulated sugar2.5″ biscuit cutter, or juice glassPreheat oven to 375degrees. Dissolve 1tsp of baking soda in the hot coffee. Combine molasses, sugar, melted butter, and hot coffee mix and stir until combined. Gradually add flour until dough forms. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll thin (to 3/8″). Use a biscuit cutter or juice glass to make 2-3″ circles. Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with granulated sugar, if desired. Bake for 14-18 minutes, to desired crispness. Cool on baking racks.
The cookies got done, and the cleaning of the shrimp began. As an added side-note, they were delicious! I made a super simple marinade. I was concerned it wouldn’t have enough taste. But goodness! They were delicious! It’s amazing what can happen when you throw a few ingredients together!
I used EVOO, fresh lemon juice, white wine, 2 cloves of garlic, onion, salt, parsley and a few sprinkles of crushed red pepper. I just eyeballed everything. Let the shrimp sit for about an hour in the marinade. Chris grilled them, basting them with the marinade. Seriously delicious!