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These old-fashioned Grandmas Molasses Cookies will remind you of grandma as they warm your heart and tummy. They are a great holiday cookie with that tremendous deep molasses flavor!
Cinnamon ginger cookies
These spicy, soft, chewy, crinkly topped cookies are so good, especially warm fresh from the oven. They will remind you of grandmas house for sure. A must for the holidays. Molasses makes cookies super soft. Tip: Make sure to use unsulfured molasses. Blackstrap molasses is bitter, so if you’re using it, you’ll have to adjust the sugar in the recipe.
I used to dislike molasses, but after years of baking gingerbread for my kids, I have fallen in love with the smell and flavor of it and I can’t get enough. Now I regret telling my grandma that gingersnaps were yucky. She just loved them and that’s why I worked out this recipe. I like these soft, pillowy cookies, but they still make me think of her.
For more warm spiced holiday treats, check these out:
- No Churn Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream
- Old fashioned Molasses Cake
- Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Donuts
- Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping
- Ooey Gooey Pecan Cinnamon Rolls in a Jar
When the weather turns colder, there’s nothing more inviting than warm, moist cookies baking in the oven. Around the holidays, Molasses will fill your home with a gingerbread aroma that makes everyone feel warm and cozy. These old fashioned molasses cookies are lightly spiced but soft and pillowy. They can be served warm with a cup of tea or coffee, or later with a cup of hot cocoa. Try them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You won’t regret it.
You can bake them ahead and they freeze beautifully too! Then you’ll have them ready for guests this holiday season. I can’t wait to hear how much you like them!
Molasses crinkle cookies
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup white sugar (you will need one extra cup of sugar in a bowl to roll cookies in before baking)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Mix together softened butter, white sugar, and egg until smooth
Stir in Molasses
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; blend into molasses mixture
Cover and chill for a minimum of 2 hours
Preheat oven to 375, when the minimum of 2 hours is up and you are getting ready to bake
Place 1 cup of sugar in a bowl and place on the side
Place parchment paper on cookie sheet
Take dough out of the fridge and roll into walnut size balls.
Roll ball in white sugar
Place cookie ball on cookie sheet
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the tops are cracked. Each oven will vary
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g
Don’t forget about fruity Christmas desserts too. Yummy!
For more cookie inspiration:
- Valentines Meringue Cookies
- Best Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Easy Vegan Lemon Cookie Recipe
- Chocolate Chip Pecan Godiva Filled Cookies
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