Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Cookies Anyone???

I have two recipes that smell like Christmas more than any other two recipes I make. They are both molasses ginger cookies...with spices like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, etc. Seriously, if you want your house to smell like "Christmas" you don't need to buy a candle, just bake these delicious cookies before you have anyone over! Your options are Holiday Molasses Cookies or Gingersnaps. Both are delicious, spicy, and wonderfully fragrant. One is a soft, chewy cookie and the other, well, it "snaps". The Holiday Molasses Cookie is on page 134 of my cookbook and is an "insider" recipe. However, I may YOYO (put it on the blog for a few days and then take it off) this you better write it down when I put it on. It will probably be on this week sometime, so you better check often. The Gingersnaps are not in my cookbook, so I can post them for all to see. Here is the prepared for Christmas smells to fill your home and waft out to the doorstep when company arrives!!!


3/4 C butter-flavored Crisco

1 C brown sugar

1/4 C molasses

1 egg

2 1/4 C freshly ground and sifted whole wheat flour

2 1/8 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

2 1/8 tsp ground ginger (add 1/8 tsp more?)

1 T + 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (add 1/4 tsp more?

1 tsp cloves

Cream Crisco, brown sugar, molasses and egg by mixing on medium speed for about 30 seconds and then on high speed for 2 minutes. Sift dry ingredients and stir into molasses mixture. Form balls (about 1 in. in diameter.) Roll tops and sides of dough balls in white sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes about 40-45 cookies.

P.S. My sister took the peppermint marshmallows to a get-together where she was supposed to bring a dessert. She took hot cocoa and the flavored marshmallows and said people LOVED them. If you want something new...try making the flavored marshmallows!


  1. I made the peppermint marshmallows and they are delicious! They are one of the easiest treats I've ever made. Thanks for the recipe, Sueann!

  2. I'm so glad! The carmel ones are SOOOO good, too! They really are easy and people seem to love them!