Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bon Appetit: Molasses Cookies

If you're from Lexington and you've ever been to a bridal shower or girl's sleep-over with Neile, then you know she makes the absolute best Molasses Cookies you've ever had (let's be real, they're probably the only Molasses Cookies you've ever had)!  Well, a couple of years ago I was at her house for some reason or another and she had made these remarkable cookies.  I had had them before and loved them and this time, I knew I HAD to get the recipe!  She sent me the recipe in an email and I just never got around to making the cookies (mainly because I never had molasses on hand...).  A couple of weeks ago I bought molasses to make pumpkin pie ice cream for my pumpkin fanatic husband and I had a ton left over.  As soon as I saw how much molasses I had left over from the ice cream, I knew I had to find that recipe in my email in-box.  I was elated when I found it and got to work making them.  They were SO good and chewy and uh! Ah-mazing!  Go make these and love them as much as I do :)

Beat together well:
1 egg
2 Tb. molasses
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup soft butter
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. bkg. soda
Add in 2 cups sifted flour
***Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so that you can easily work with the dough
Make 1" balls, roll in sugar.  Bake about 9 minutes @350 (don't let them get too done ... better when they're soft!)


  1. Yum! Molasses cookies are my all time favorite! I make several batches around Christmas and my family gobbles them up in no time. Even my young nieces and nephews love them. The are so chewy and delicious!

  2. Those sure look good! Never had Molasses cookies.

    Your welcome on the award and no problem about being behind! I totally understand! I thought it was a cute pick me upper award to pass on to new bloggers!

  3. I am going to have to try your recipe out! I love molasses cookies, but have never made them.

  4. I love molasses cookies! Thanks for linking up!

  5. I am all about the chewy cookies!! I would love to have you link these up for my Christmas Cookie Countdown :)


I love to hear your thoughts - leave me some loving!