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26 November 2011

1st Sunday of Advent - Christmas Baking - Molasses Cookies


While I was putting away our Thanksgiving dishes my daughter was baking in the kitchen and filling the house with Christmas scent. Oh, I wish you could have smelled it, too.  Cinnamon, gloves and ginger combined in a soft and chewy cookie. She decided to bake molasses cookies. This is our first Christmas cookie of the season. It tasted to me like a mixture of Lebkuchen and Magenbrot. Absolutely delicious.

Enjoy also your 1st Advent Sunday afternoon with some home baked molasses cookies and a nice cup of tea. Finally, Christmas season has arrived!


Makes about 20 - 24 cookies.

Ingredients:

*  3/4 cup ( 170 g) butter, melted
*  1 cup (200 g) sugar
*  1 large egg
*  1/4 cup (60 ml) molasses
*  2 cups (250 g) flour
*  2 teaspoon baking soda
*  1/2 teaspoon salt
*  1 teaspoon cinnamon
*  1/2 teaspoon cloves
*  1/2 teaspoon ginger

to roll the cookies in:
*  1/2 cup sugar

Directions:

Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Set aside.

In a kitchen machine set on medium speed mix together the butter, sugar and egg until smooth. Add the molasses and combine well. Set kitchen machine on low and add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until just combined. Don't over mix.

Cover and chill the dough in the fridge for about an hour.

Preheat oven to Convection 375 F. Line two baking sheets with silicon pads or baking paper.

Roll the dough with your hands into walnut sized balls. Roll the balls in sugar and place them on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Cool on wired racks.




Adapted from allrecipes.com.

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12 Comments:

At November 27, 2011 at 4:55 AM , Blogger Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

The molasses with spices would be a great combination!

 
At November 27, 2011 at 5:03 AM , Blogger From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love how you dusted around the little Christmas tree on top. I bet the house smelled awesome. there is nothing like a good batch of cookies in the oven.

 
At November 27, 2011 at 6:15 PM , Blogger Quay Po Cooks said...

What a brillian idea to have an image of the christmas tree on the cookies. I love it.

 
At November 27, 2011 at 7:55 PM , Blogger Carlos said...

My Favorite cookie! Well, I love molasses taffy, molasses on my biscuit, and molasses lemonade.

I hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving.

 
At November 27, 2011 at 11:11 PM , Anonymous Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

Can't remember if I saw these on TS, FG, or Tasteologie..I have been all over the place today :)

But...YUM!! I love molasses cookies!

 
At November 28, 2011 at 2:02 AM , Blogger MyFudo™ said...

Cute miniature Christmas tree figures on your cookies. I will have to cut out a Tinkerbell pattern because my daughter will surely want that on her cookies. Thanks for sharing!

 
At November 28, 2011 at 5:07 AM , Blogger Susan said...

Oh, such a wonderful cookie to start the season. I just sent some to my grand and his dad in Spain. Can't wait to get back home and start baking again. XoxO

 
At November 28, 2011 at 5:50 AM , Anonymous Lea Ann said...

For some reason I'm in the mood to bake Christmas cookies this year. I have a few ear marked in some of my mom's old cookbooks and a molasses ginger type cookie is one of them. Great photo as always Kirsten.

 
At November 28, 2011 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Sue/the view from great island said...

Kirsten we posted the same cookie today! Our recipes look just about identical---ours is a family favorite every year!

 
At November 29, 2011 at 7:07 AM , OpenID fieldsofcake.com said...

Sounds DELISH! I can't wait to try :) I love Mollasses crinkles.

 
At December 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are these "high altitude" directions already? I live in Denver....thanks :)

 
At December 20, 2011 at 10:16 PM , Blogger Kirsten@My German Kitchen...in the Rockies said...

@anonymous: Yes, all recipes are adjusted to work at our altitude. Happy baking!

 

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