Chewy Molasses Christmas Spice Cookies

Years ago I started making these instead of traditional gingerbread. I think they are much better.

December 16th.

Start by softening 3/4 c. of butter and 3/4 c. of Crisco.

Beat it together with 2 c. packed brown sugar until creamy.

Beat in two whole eggs, 1/2 c. of molasses, 4 tsp. of baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. of ground cloves, 2 tsp. ground ginger and 2 tsp. cinnamon.

Using your paddles attachment, blend in 4 1/2 cups of flour.

Cover the bowl with plastic a chill overnight or for 5 hours.

Roll into walnut sized balls and roll each ball in course decorating sugar. Place them on a parchment covered cookie sheet.

I place the sugar in a shallow bowl to roll them.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. As the cookies cool they will crack.

While they are cooling make a confectioners sugar glaze by mixing 2 cups of confectioners sugar with enough milk to make it spreadable. I put mine in a mustard/ketchup container and snip the top to make the hole larger.

Pipe a zigzag pattern of icing over the top.

These cookies are very moist and chewy and super yummy!!!

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Anonymous said…
They remind me of a cookie I´ve eaten at my old neighbors many years ago. If I get in a cookie baking mode I´ll try these!

Have a great day now!
The recycled squeeze bottle is a great idea!
these look so good. maybe i should have made these instead of gingerbread yesterday....

i will give these a try...

kary and teddy
we will miss you tomorrow cause we are going to santa barbara

see ya saturday
I have the ice cold milk, all I need now is a cookie. :)

xoxo to "Teddy Christmas Fluffs".
Guillaume said…
I love molasse cookies.
Pricilla said…
I made a new kind the other day with maple syrup. The hubby brought some home from vermont. He loves them
Mmmmm, these look so good! I haven't had molasses cookies in years! Thankfully they are calorie free while looking at them! Have a great day!
These look delicious. They remind me of a hermit. I just bought fresh molasses too, for a recipe for baked beans.
Verde Farm said…
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Ann said…
OH YUMMMMMMM. These look a lot like a recipe I've used in the past. They were called molasses softies and I loved them. No one else in my house did so I always ended up eating them all myself. What a shame :)
AkasaWolfSong said…
These cookies remind me of my Grandma. I will be trying these out to be sure! Oh, I'm going to gain a lot of weight if I keep copying your recipes down. I mean you have to try what you make right?

I agree that condiment bottle is a great idea!

TheBlakkDuchess said…
Oooooooooo... Another tasty recipe for my recipe box! =D

These look awesome! As soon as payday hits, I'm off to the store to get molasses! ^-^

Corrine said…
I make something simalar only I use golden syrup instead of the molasses, I also add in some choc chips and coco powder. Kind of like a blend of choc chip biscuits and gingernuts. Very yummy, I think the icing would work perfectly with them too
BelladonnasJoy said…
These are beautiful cookies. I didn't know about coarse decorating sugar. I've been missing out.

This recipe is right down my alley. I must try these. Thanks!
Oh these look amazing!!!! I am wondering if you can use all butter - instead of the shortening and the butter. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Theresa