Molasses Cookies: 12 Days of Christmas Baking (Day 9)

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Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

 

This is a guest post from Alicia, and I’m just thrilled that she offered to share it with us!  Alicia is mom to two children, and shares simple recipes using items you have in your pantry on her blog Everyday Home Cook.  Follow her on Facebook and find more of her delicious recipes like Blue Cheese Appetizer Pizza, Cranberry Almond Bars, Simple Kettle Corn, Shortbread Sandwich Cookies and No Knead Bread over HERE

 

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies are a perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray. They are not as spicy as gingerbread (not to mention not as much work!), but very flavorful and sweet. This recipe makes a lot of cookies, so find a festive plate and share with family and friends!

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

Here is what you need… Flour, sugar, melted shortening, molasses, eggs, baking soda, spices, and salt.

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

In a large bowl, combine the shortening, sugar, and molasses.

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

Add the eggs and beat until well mixed.

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

Add the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Mix the dough just until combined.

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

Scoop the dough and form into balls and roll in sugar.

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

Place the dough about 2″ apart on an ungreased baking sheet. If you want to freeze some for later, now is the time to pop the dough balls in a resealable bag for later.

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

Bake until the cookies are puffy and crackly. The cookies may appear underbaked, but do not overcook them if you want them to stay chewy and soft.

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

Cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

 

Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

  • Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening, melted
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine shortening, sugar, and molasses.
  3. Add eggs and beat until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda, spices, and salt.
  4. Mix just until combined. Scoop dough and form into balls; roll in sugar.
  5. Place about 2" apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  7. Cookies may appear underbaked.
  8. Cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  9. Makes 5 to 6 dozen cookies.
  10. From your Everyday Home Cook
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Do you have a favorite Christmas treat that you love to make? Leave a comment sharing the recipe, and feel free to link to it on your blog or another page and we might sample it here!
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Comments

  1. Randi says:

    Yay Alicia! :) My dad loves these – I’ll have to make him some :)

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