Molasses Cookies: A Country Christmas Treat

Do not think about how sticky your table linen will get or if the kids will touch your bedding in their rush to hug you for baking these delicious treats. Have fun with this traditional, Country Christmas treat. Molasses cookies have been around long before refined sugar. These cookies are straight out of a storybook. So many generations of people have baked them the mixture makes one think of a Christmas of Old.

Home décor is very much a part of the holidays. The table linen and any housewares accent a home. You can change the curtains and make the bed and bath beautiful, but Christmas baking is a thing of legends. Here, with this delicious easy to prepare cookie recipe you make lifetime fans. The sprinkled sugar on these cookies makes them an extra special treat for holiday revelers. Add this recipe to your favorite holiday menu and bake them again, keeping a good supply on hand for family and guests.


1 egg

1 tsp ground ginger

2 ½ cups all purpose flour

½ tsp clove (ground)

1-cup sugar (brown)

2 tsp baking soda

1 ½ stick soften butter

¾-cup molasses

1 tsp cinnamon (ground)

Dash of salt

Sprinkle / Turbinado sugar

These cookies are easy to prepare. First set your oven at 350 degrees F, now get a mixing bow for your ingredients. Mix the dry ingredient together. The flour, ginger, cloves, dash of salt, cinnamon and baking soda and place it separate while you stir the butter, molasses, brown sugar and eggs together. Once this is done, slowly fold the flour mixture and the moist ingredient together.

Spoon cookie onto a pan, sprinkle sugar and bake. Cookies look nicer when a measuring scoop is used. These fun cookies take about 30 minutes to prepare with a cook time of 20 minutes. They make a nice batch of around 36, plenty to share. If you are not careful, you may start a baking frenzy with this simple recipe. Turbinado sugar is one of the healthier sugars for your body making this recipe a big hit with most people. Molasses has been around for centuries and one of the chosen sweeteners when sugar was almost impossible to get. These cookies are made with the lighter molasses since it is the sweetest but Black Strap Molasses is the deepest shade. True Molasses is thick and pours very slowly, the term, “slow as molasses” is well earned by this syrup.

When people look back at things that happen on a vacation or a holiday they always remember the food. It does not matter whether it go burned or was absolutely terrible. The odor of baking and the activity that accompanies it is never forgotten. Bake Molasses cookies: A Country Christmas Treat! When baking cookies, display them in lovely basket easily found at bed and bath stores. Utensils and baking pans are found in housewares if you are a first time baker. If baking cookies for entertaining a little home fashion added to the mix will make your gathering a holiday hit.

+Paul Reichman is the founder of BedBathStore. Using decades of experience in home fashion, Paul offers quality bed, bath and home furnishings at affordable prices through

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