WEFOUNDMolasses (Classic Reprint)


Cream shortening with sugar. Beat in egg, molasses, and boiling water. Stir in 1 cup flour, soda, and salt. Add spices and remaining 4 cups of flour, or as needed to make a stiff dough. Mix well, shape into a ball or loaf and wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Cream shortening with sugar. Beat in egg, molasses, and boiling water. Stir in 1 cup flour, soda, and salt. Add spices and remaining 4 cups of flour, or as needed to make a stiff dough. Mix well, shape into a ball or loaf and wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Our sweet molasses cookies are rich on their own with a touch of cinnamon – but, then we drizzle them with a creamy white icing.

Our sweet molasses cookies are rich on their own with a touch of cinnamon – but, then we drizzle them with a creamy white icing.

True story: these cookies were inspired by beer.  My husband is a craft beer lover and he recently had a holiday-inspired beer that was served alongside soft, chewy ginger molasses cookies that he just loved.  I think he may have enjoyed the cookies more than the beer.  Being the loving wife that I am, I set out to recreate these cookies for him, but using my signature real food ingredients.

It is a big challenge for me creating recipes that he really enjoys.  To be honest I wasn’t sure I could create a cookie that he actually liked.  Since the beginning of my real food journey, we have not always seen eye to eye , and it has not been easy.  When I actually get a recipe right, meaning one that my husband approves, it is a big win in my book.  These cookies fit the bill and I am happy to share them with you.

I started by turning to my Cashew Flour Fig Pinwheel Cookies .  The dough from that recipe is soft and moist, which helped create the desired texture I wanted for the Ginger Molasses Cookies.  High on my list of requirements for a delicious cookie is that they are nice and soft.  The first batch I made was a success, but the man I wanted to please asked for more ginger.  This resulted in the soft, chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies with a nice spicy kick from extra ginger.

Cream shortening with sugar. Beat in egg, molasses, and boiling water. Stir in 1 cup flour, soda, and salt. Add spices and remaining 4 cups of flour, or as needed to make a stiff dough. Mix well, shape into a ball or loaf and wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Our sweet molasses cookies are rich on their own with a touch of cinnamon – but, then we drizzle them with a creamy white icing.

Our sweet molasses cookies are rich on their own with a touch of cinnamon – but, then we drizzle them with a creamy white icing.

Cream shortening with sugar. Beat in egg, molasses, and boiling water. Stir in 1 cup flour, soda, and salt. Add spices and remaining 4 cups of flour, or as needed to make a stiff dough. Mix well, shape into a ball or loaf and wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Our sweet molasses cookies are rich on their own with a touch of cinnamon – but, then we drizzle them with a creamy white icing.

Our sweet molasses cookies are rich on their own with a touch of cinnamon – but, then we drizzle them with a creamy white icing.

True story: these cookies were inspired by beer.  My husband is a craft beer lover and he recently had a holiday-inspired beer that was served alongside soft, chewy ginger molasses cookies that he just loved.  I think he may have enjoyed the cookies more than the beer.  Being the loving wife that I am, I set out to recreate these cookies for him, but using my signature real food ingredients.

It is a big challenge for me creating recipes that he really enjoys.  To be honest I wasn’t sure I could create a cookie that he actually liked.  Since the beginning of my real food journey, we have not always seen eye to eye , and it has not been easy.  When I actually get a recipe right, meaning one that my husband approves, it is a big win in my book.  These cookies fit the bill and I am happy to share them with you.

I started by turning to my Cashew Flour Fig Pinwheel Cookies .  The dough from that recipe is soft and moist, which helped create the desired texture I wanted for the Ginger Molasses Cookies.  High on my list of requirements for a delicious cookie is that they are nice and soft.  The first batch I made was a success, but the man I wanted to please asked for more ginger.  This resulted in the soft, chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies with a nice spicy kick from extra ginger.

Classic Gingerbread Cake is the epitome of the Christmas season and the perfect breakfast cake with your morning cup of coffee. When I was younger and loved getting holiday drinks from Starbucks I used to love the gingerbread loaf they would sell and I would buy a slice without fail.

This Classic Gingerbread Cake is like the Gingerbread loaf from Starbucks without the icing and it is the  perfect slice of cake for your morning coffee or for easy holiday office treats. The flavors are strong, sweet, slightly spicy from the ginger and scream holidays.  This post is going to be the last one until after Christmas but I will be back next week with more delicious recipes, so I hope you all have a happy, family filled weekend whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or whether you’re just enjoying a quiet long weekend at home (hopefully with an extra day off work!).

We’re celebrating Chrismakkuh here, so the kids are going to be swimming in presents, latkes, all things Christmas and lots of Gingerbread Cookies and Gingerbread Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup . If you’d like to learn the history of Chrismakkuh look at this Seth Cohen video from the OC.  My family is a huge fan of all things Gingerbread, so along with the Award Winning Cookies recipe I was given, this recipe is an old family recipe over 50 years old that I’d never actually tried before. Go figure the treasures you find when you ask for it, I made the cake immediately and it was heaven on earth.


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