Monday, December 10, 2012

Virtual Cookie Swap!

Who can resist cookies? I know I can't! So today I'm pausing the EP posts to participate in a virtual cookie swap with some friends.  Here are the rules:  

I'm sharing a family recipe for molasses cookies. My mom and my sister Heather used to make these all the time when I was little and there is no cookie more delicious or nostalgic for me in the world that this one. Except maybe for Heather's oatmeal-chocolate-chip-raisin, freezer cookies, which perhaps I'll share another time--Because, YUM.  In the meantime, you can't go wrong with these. 

Molasses Cookies, Benedict-Style

1 cup butter (room temp.)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup molasses
~4 cups flour
sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 350F

Cream together the butter, sugar and then eggs. Mix in the ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and molasses until combined. Add 4 cups of flour stirring in one at a time. Stop there for thin, yet chewy and delectable cookies. For slightly thicker cookies add a bit more flour. (Bake a test cookie or two until you get the proportion just right for your taste.)

Roll cookies into balls about an inch in diameter and dip the top of each in a small bowl of sugar. Bake on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper for 10 minutes.


All these other ladies are serious foodies, sure to post amazing recipes, so be sure to check them out! 


Happy Holidays to all!


  1. Oh that looks good! I love cookies with ginger in them, that hint of spice is perfect to counteract the sweetness of a regular cookie. And chewy cookies, heaven!

  2. Hubby is totally going to go nuts over these! He, like Monica, loves spice cookies.

  3. Yummmmm! Definitely making these over the Christmas holiday. I'm compiling all of the recipes from all of the awesome swappers and the kids and I will bake bake bake. How fun to try new things!

  4. BTW/I've never had a single food item with Molasses in it. Can't wait to experiment :)

  5. I'm with you- I simply can't resist cookies- especially homemade ones! AND wow these look wonderful---just the right spices to make a perfect holiday cookie!

    I'm a bit behind- will try to post tonight.

  6. Yum, I've had molasses cookies once, so I think it's time to revisit!


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