Thursday, December 24, 2009

Molasses Cookies and Happy Holidays

I got this recipe from my sweet friend Becky and made them the other night for the first time...they are spicy and make your house smell like Christmas when they are baking. Very nice little cookie... 
Like everyone else I am busy and most likely will not be around for the next few days....I would like to wish all of you the happiest of holidays...peace to you all...


 Molasses Cookies
(Makes 24 large flat cookies)

adapted from the Silver Palate....

12 T. butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350.

Melt butter, add sugar and molasses, and mix thoroughly. Lightly beat egg and add to butter mixture; blend well.

Sift flour with spices, salt and baking soda, and add to first mixture; mix. Batter will be wet.

Lay a sheet of Release nonstick foil, parchment paper, or a Silpat(all work equally well) on a cookie sheet. Drop tablespoons of cookie batter on foil, leaving 3 inches between the cookies. These will spread during baking.

Bake until cookies start to darken, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven while still soft. Let cool on pan.

my notes: I put the dough in a bowl in the fridge for about two hours and it firmed up nicely. I used a tablespoon sized disher to make a ball that I rolled in my hands and then in a bit of Turbinado sugar. I loved the little sparkle and crunch. They do bake up very flat. Becky says they make wonderful ice cream sandwiches.

It is not necessary to flatten the cookie...they do that all by themselves and spread into a perfect circle...they took about 13 minutes in my oven...but start checking at the times listed in the recipe.



  1. Your cookies look wonderful! A cup of tea, a cookie and a fire...that would make for a big smile.

    Happy Holidays!

  2. Yummmm... I think I can smell these cookies just reading your recipe and looking at your pictures. Thanks!!
    Ladybug Creek

  3. Merry Christmas, my dear Linda! You make beautiful cookies - so neat and uniform. I, on the other hand, would never be able to stack my cookies like that, simple reason being they'd all be of uneven size!!! :)

  4. Nothing says Christmas like the smell of gingerbread baking.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Linda.

  5. Oh my gosh they are simply perfectly delicious looking..Happy Christmas Linda!!

  6. Merry Christmas my sweet friends...
    Peace and love to you all!

  7. these look so good, i have to say they are a very fav cookie! wishing you a very merry xmas, thanks for sharing and caring!

  8. Hugs Jain! and to all...xoxoxoxoxo

  9. They look scrumptious Linda! I love how you tied them up in such a pretty ribbon, and can just imagine how divine the aroma as they baked. :)

    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend! xoxo

  10. Hi Linda! :) beautiful cookies ..perfect...and YUM. Happy holidays and merry Christmas to you and yours!

  11. These are gorgeous, and I imagine the aroma as they are baking is intoxicating!! Beautiful presentation, Linda!

  12. Linda...Those cookies sure look good and I love the way you packaged them..... hope you had a great Holiday!

  13. Linda the next time I make Molasses cookies I'm making yours/Becky's. It looks like the perfect cookie.

  14. Hope you all had a Merry Merry....