The holidays are here, and it’s time for all the sweets. I usually like peppermint for the holidays: peppermint sugar cookies, chocolate peppermint cookies, the list goes on. This year, I’m sharing a recipe for molasses cookies that is near and dear to my heart.
Mamie was a dear family friend who I knew my entire life, and these molasses cookies are her recipe. We lost her last year, but every time I make these, I am reminded of wonderful memories of her. I hope that when you make them, you share them with people you love. She would have loved for this recipe to make people happy.
Mamie’s Molasses Cookies are just the right amount of sweet. They’re made with brown sugar and molasses, so the flavor is deep and rich. Cinnamon, ginger, and clove warm up the flavor and make these a perfect winter treat. Pair them with your mid-afternoon coffee for a perfect holiday treat. The only change I made is instead of rolling them in regular sugar before baking, I use turbinado sugar. It adds a nice little crunch to the outside of the cookies.
This recipe is part of The Sweetest Season, an annual virtual cookie swap co-hosted by Erin of The Speckled Palate and Susannah of Feast + West. Every year, food bloggers get together to share new holiday cookie recipes to make and give.
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Mamie’s Molasses Cookies
- 5 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 4 tsp Baking Soda
- 4 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Ground Cloves
- 2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 2 cups Brown Sugar packed
- 1.5 cups Butter softened
- 0.5 cup Molasses
- 2 Eggs
- Turbinado Sugar for rolling the cookies before baking
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Sift together the dry ingredients.
- Beat eggs, brown sugar, molasses, and butter until light & fluffy.
- Add the dry ingredients a little at a time, mixing well with each addition.
- Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, then roll each one in sugar.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 350F. Allow cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes before moving them onto a cooking rack.
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