I am a chocolate lover from my days in utero.
Ok, I can’t possibly know that but I do know my mom loved chocolate so it’s probably a good assumption!
My grandmother lived with us my entire childhood until she passed away when I was 15. She had her own secret hiding place for her sugary goodies.
Of course, I knew where it was and might have on occasion snuck a piece or two! I know. Busted!
Now y’all know with certainty how far from perfect I am!
Naturally, I have my own chocolate stash whose location has never been much of a secret. Since I’ve been changing my diet and working out the chocolate mostly sits there untouched unless my hubby or daughter has a craving.
But I do love it so much I have entire post of chocolate recipes on my blog. You really should check it out and thank me later.
So why in the world would I stray from what I know and love?
Beats me but since last winter I’ve been hankering for something different. This easy molasses cookie recipe is just what I was looking for!
Since I shared my basic cookie dough mix here (and a recipe for yummy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies) I’ve been working on a few other cookies to make with this mix and I’m here to proudly say this one is a winner!
I made a batch of these molasses cookies and had to hide some away just so I could take a few pictures!
These luscious little delights are unassuming but completely addictive.
As you can see I dressed them up with bit of ribbon which would be perfect for a hostess or teacher gift this holiday season.
Just insert them into a simple paper or plastic bag with this cute printable.
If you’re ready to step outside the realm of chocolate, try this cookie and tell me what you think! Make a batch of the basic cookie mix because I have more recipes coming soon!
Easy Molasses Cookies
These easy molasses cookies are a MUST TRY recipe! Made from a basic make ahead starter cookie mix they are deceptively simple but get rave reviews for taste!
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 cups Make Ahead Cookie Mix
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- granulated sugar for rolling cookies
Combine butter and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
Add egg and molasses and beat until light and fluffy.
Stir together cookie mix, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl.
Beat into butter mixture at low speed until well blended.
Chill 3 hours or overnight.
Heat over to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake 11-13 minutes and cool on rack.
The cookies came out crispy but softened up the longer they were around (which wasn't long!)