Thursday, November 18, 2010

Molasses Cookies

I hope it's okay if I post this early, just this one time.  I am going to be out of town for a long weekend, but still want to participate this week in sharing another Christmas cookie. These molasses cookies come from a cookbook by Susan Branch entitled "Autumn".  If you've never seen one of Susan's cookbooks, or art work in general, you're missing a real treat. I love looking through the cookbooks just for the eye candy:)
I was so happy with the way these molasses cookies turned out.  They are like little cakes, but more dense.  They're chewy, moist and delicious! The frosting has just a hint of lemon which fares well with the molasses.  They certainly taste like Christmas! :) 
 
I added sugar sprinkles to the cookies, but they surely don't need it.  They are perfect little beauties with just the plain white icing. Molasses cookies are definitely worth making!  I have them stored in the freezer for Christmas:)
I look forward to visiting all the cookie blogs to check out this week's Christmas goodies when I return!
Doesn't this recipe look charming? (Click on recipe to enlarge.)

36 comments:

  1. I love molasses cookies! Perfectly spiced for the holiday season :)

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  2. Very cute and yummy too I bet. Also -I got my certificate!!! I can't wait to use it!!!

    :)

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  3. That cookbook is beautiful. I'll have to check it out especially if it has more delicious recipes like your cookies in it. Your cookies are so pretty that they look like they belong in that cookbook too.

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  4. That does look like a fun cookbook!! And molasses cookies are by far my favorite :-)

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  5. These were my dad's favorite cookies, my mom always made them at Christmas. As a kid, I wasn't fond of them and i'm sure my dad didn't mind hoarding them all for himself. I need to try them again!!

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  6. Sue, my grandmother's molasses cookies, who I never met because she died before I was born, were legendary in the family. Her daughter, my aunt used to make them. I believe they were made with lard. Just by adding some pretty white frosting and colored sugar, you have brought these cookies up a notch. I love Susan Branch's books. They are so busy with cuteness. Joni

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  7. You made lots of molasses cookies and they look very cute and yummy. I would freeze the dough instead of the baked cookies for Xmas... Love to have freshly baked cookies whenever the craving kicks in :D

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  8. I love old fashioned molasses cookies. Frosting makes them just that much better!!

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  9. Oh my heavens those look amazing!!!!

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  10. Molasses cookies are the best. Yours are so pretty!

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  11. Oh, how sweet! Thank you, Sue! My kids will love these.

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  12. These look SO good. The minute I wrap up our Thanksgiving entertaining, I'm starting into Christmas cookies and anxious to try these.

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  13. Yes, those cookies ARE Christmas! I am so ready for yummy cookies! (Luv Susan Branch too!) Enjoyed ur blog!

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  14. Sue, these are simple yet so very pretty. The colors just put u in the holiday mood :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. I love molasses cookies but have never made them. Perfect with a hot cup of coffee!
    mickey

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  16. Beautiful cookies - so festive! I hope you had a wonderful trip!

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  17. One of my favorites!
    This is such a nice blog. I'm a new follower, following from a blog hop.
    http://abundanceyeah.blogspot.com/2010/11/anatomy-of-leftover-turkey-dirty-word.html

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  18. This cookie will be so yummy with a glass of milk!! ^^

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  19. Your cookies look perfect! Molasses is such an under-used ingredient, so Bravo you for putting it to such delicious use!

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  20. Wow, your molasses cookies look wonderful, and completely perfect for the holiday season! Wonderful job!

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  21. These look so beautiful and the way you decribe them I can almost taste it in my mouth! And yes,the way that recipe is writeen is wonderful!

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  22. Oooh I have Susan's book. I LOVE it. I have her Christmas one too. Your cookies just look so pretty and inviting!

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  23. ooh I posted a molasses chew cookie which I really love but yours is so different than mine. A perfect holiday cookie! Love the icing which I can so see balances out the molasses tang. Beautiful!

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  24. So cute indeed. I love molasses cookies, definitely need to give these a try.

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  25. I love Susan Branch cookbooks! They are absolutely charming beyond belief. I haven't tried this cookie recipe yet but I'm bookmarking it right now! I love the glaze on them!

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  26. These look very festive!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  28. That recipe is adorable , did u write it or is it a book?
    If a book , which one?
    Super cute and so are ur cookies , very very pretty!!!
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  30. They look so pretty. Wish I had one right now. Hope you had a great long weekend.

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  31. Molasses cookies definitely scream Autumn, and bring back memories of my youth, but they're going to be perfect for Christmas too!

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  32. Thannnk u for ur Prompt reply though u were outa town!!
    By eye candy ,is it the beautiful art work or are there pics in there too?
    i have some molasses too and wanna bake some crispies!

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  33. THats one charming recipe all right.And very charming cookies as well. I love the coloured sugar!

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  34. Susan Branch always does such a nice job on her recipes- this one looks like it follows the regular pattern. Molasses just screams this time of year!

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