December 06, 2014

Perfect Molasses Cookies; A Cookie a Day Til Christmas (This is a main mix that makes 3 batches)

Next in the series; A Cookie a Day Til Christmas; previously published here on An American Housewife

Over the past 10 years or so, I've made on average, about a 24 different recipes per season.  Some are doubled and a couple are tripled; and I always add something 'new' to try each year.  Because I do so much baking I have to start early and stock up on tins and foil to freeze those that are happy to be frozen.  Today is December 1st...  sounds like a perfectly good day to start focusing on cookies.

Here is a family favorite that has been in our family for years.  The recipe makes a triple batch. Mix it up and then divide it into gallon ziploc baggies and mix up each portion as you need it.

Perfect Molasses Cookies

6 c flour
3 c sugar
1 T baking soda
1 T baking powder
1 T ground ginger
1 T ground cinnamon
1 t ground nutmeg
3/4 t ground cloves
1/2 t ground allspice

Mix the above dry ingredients in a very large bowl with a wood spoon or wire whisk. When completely mixed divide the mixture evenly into 3 large ziplock baggies with 3 cups of the mix in each. Make one ziplock at a time.

When you are ready to make cookies;

3/4 c soft butter (real)
1 egg
1/4 c molasses

To each 3 cup dry mix in your ziploc add the above ingredients;  Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in plain white granulated sugar. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes until the edge is firm and the top is cracked. Cool on the pan for 1 minute before moving to wire racks.

Previously, after posting this recipe on An American Housewife in 2008, I had this comment mailed to me.  I want to include it here as well.

I just wanted to let you know that you are so right about those molasses cookies. I made the whole batch and kept the dry and it was perfect. I went to a Christmas cookie swap and took those and they were a hit. I saw the hostess tonight at a school function and she told me how great they were and how she kept them from the rest of her family!
Anyway, thanks again. The recipe rocked!

You might also be interested in;

Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 3-Piece Cookie Pan Value Set
Grandma's Original Molasses All Natural, Unsulphured - 12oz
Wilton Parchment Paper


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