Sunday, March 29, 2009


What better thing to do on a snowy Saturday morning than make cookies! Mommy & I made molasses cookies yesterday. This is a recipe from her childhood. She remembers calling them "Pumpkin Cookies" because the first time she & Mommom made them was in the fall & they used a pumpkin cookie cutter. These are great cookies for kids because the only sweetener is molasses & there isn't an egg in the dough either. So Mommy let me sneak a few bites of it yesterday :)

Mommy let me use the animal shaped cookie cutters.
Can you tell which ones I helped with? Don't you like the headless horse?
Nothing beats cookies & milk!
For all you moms out there - Here is the recipe:
Molasses Roll-Out Cookies
1/2 C molasses
3 Tbs butter
1 Tbs milk
2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground clove
1. Heat the molasses & butter to boiling - about 1 minute in the microwave. Add milk to the molasses/butter mixture.
2. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add them to the molasses mixture. Mix thoroughly, until mixture almost cleans bowl.
3. Shape into a mound & put on wax paper. (Can be chilled in refridgerator & rolled out later.)
4. Roll dough out onto floured board or wax paper. Roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut dough with favorite cookie cutter shapes.
5. Place on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Could you use honey or something else? I don't keep molasses around. Thanks for posting the recipe!