December 20, 2010

Molasses Cookies {aka - Best Cookies EVER} and a Winner!!

I have been baking up a storm today!  This is the only time of year when I get excited to bake.  Making cookies is not at the top of my list of favorite things to do, but something gets into me right before Christmas and I start baking up a storm!  I've been making these Molasses Cookies every Christmas for the last few years and they are my absolute favorite and they seem to be a hit with my family.  This year I doubled the recipe so there would be plenty to go around.  

I actually got the recipe from the back of the Molasses bottle.  It sounded easy enough and after I tried a cookie from the first batch, I knew I had found a winner.  




Molasses Cookies


1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves

In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, molasses and egg.  Blend well.  Stir in remaining ingredients and blend well.  Chill dough for easier handling.  Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Heat oven to 375ยบ F.   Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll in sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are set.  Cool 1-2 minutes before removing from sheet.

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I couldn't resist adding a little Christmas light bokeh to the picture :)









I linked my recipe to these yummy parties: Tempt my Tummy TuesdayTasty TuesdaysTuesdays at the Table

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AND...

The winner to a year's subscription to Taste of Home magazine is...



Congrats Lori!!!

20 comments:

Courtney Price ~ Vintage Ginger Peaches said...

Christmas light bokeh is the bomb.

Martha has a great molasses cookie recipe with gingerbread & chocolate. They are SO GOOD. A new classic for us!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Lucky Lori!! Congrats!! ;)
I love the Molasses Cookie recipe - baking day is Wednesday this week and I'm going to add it to the list. Thanks!!
Love the pictures too. :)

Hope you have a super wonderful Christmas Emily.

Lori said...

YAY ME! I'm going to buy a lottery ticket! These cookies are now too my favorite! But Frilly Details is now my all time favorite! Thanks and Merry Christmas.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Emily, I don't care to bake much either, but usually do this time of year. I need to start today or tomorrow or it won't get done.

Miz Helen said...

Your cookie recipe looks very good and your photo's are awesome. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!

shopannies said...

thanks for sharing this is a cookie i made often as a girl I loved seeing your wonderful step by step pictures

Alyssa said...

Emily, those cookies look fantastic! I love how they spread out nicely.

I'm definitely going to give these a try because I just love these cookies and I buy them all the time at Starbucks :)

Merry Christmas!

Sharee said...

I've never tried molasses cookies, but they look truly tempting. I'd love to have you share your recipe at Delicious Dishes link party on Balance Today.

alissa said...

Oh, those cookies look delicious Emily! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love the Christmas bokeh too.

Merry Christmas!

Melanie said...

Love love love the picture with the bokeh:)

Congrats on your Thrifty Decor win!

It's Just Me said...

My favorite holiday cookie. I've already made 2 batches of them and will probably have to make a 3rd before Santa comes. Yeah, congrats Lori .. whatta great Christmas present to you : )

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Okay, shall I give you my address? You'll need to know where to send the cookies since I didn't with the subscription.

Great photos!

I baked 11 dozen whoopie pies for a cookie exchange, I'll post on that later, and I am all baked out!

Take care,

Lisa

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Okay, shall I give you my address? You'll need to know where to send the cookies since I didn't with the subscription.

Great photos!

I baked 11 dozen whoopie pies for a cookie exchange, I'll post on that later, and I am all baked out!

Take care,

Lisa

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Suzanne said...

Congrats Emily on your win at Thrifty Decor Chick's blog! It was nice to read a familiar name!

(Suzanne formerly of Mommy Moves Again)

Wendy said...

Yum, love molasses cookies! Will need to give this recipe a try. Congrats to your winner and wishing you a wonderful holiday and new year!
Wendy

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Hi! I learned how to make this same recipe in 8th grade home ec. Then I made them every year for my family (and a boyfriend or two along the way too) at Christmas time until I moved away for college. I was so proud that I could make something from scratch. Thanks for sharing this recipe and bringing back some great memories. :)

Enjoy the holidays!

Alison
http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

Lorri said...

I wish I had one right now!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

Emily your cookies are making my mouth water. They look so good.

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

I hope your Christmas was wonderful. These cookies sound so perfect this time of year... especially with a tall glass of milk. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful start to your New Year!