Molasses cookies are my all time favorite cookies. They are full of holiday, and take minutes to make.
I have loved these cookies since childhood. They are a holiday staple in our house, and when we tried this recipe, it was a keeper. You need these in your life.
The story behind the cookies
In honor of the release of our holiday cookbook, 12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters’ Stuff, we hosted a recipe contest to find YOUR favorite holiday recipes.
After a lot of baking, cooking and sampling we have chosen 12 of our reader’s favorite recipes. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Today we are featuring this Molasses Cookies recipe fromLeAnn Kelly of Virginia. These cookies are a family favorite at her house, and her son requests them every year without fail.
Related Recipe: You’ll love these quick and easy Soft Vanilla Sugar Cookies. Perfect for the holidays!
Could I use butter instead of shortening?
These cookies are so soft and chewy, and that is mostly because of the shortening. The shortening adds a little different texture to it.
If you do make this recipe using butter, I recommend using butter at room temperature.
If the butter is melted, the cookie dough will be too soft, which will lead to sticky dough. You will then have to add more flour, and your cookies will taste bland.
We recommend using shortening for the texture and it’s chemical properties, when combined with other ingredients and baked. It will create soft and chewy cookies, that your guests will rave about.
Watch how to make more Christmas menu items, perfect for the holidays, here:
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Looking for more holiday cookies? Here are a few of our favorites:
- Cake Mix Christmas Cookies
- Christmas Tree Cupcake Topper
- Christmas Santa Cookies
- Christmas Tree Brownies
- Molasses Cookies
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