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Crinkled Ginger Molasses Cookies

crinkled ginger molasses cookies for Christmas

…it’s CHRISTMAS COOKIE TIME!!!

Today I bring you a recipe for one of my favorite EVER cookies, crinkled ginger molasses cookies. I developed these specifically so that they’re a cross between those puffy crinkle cookies and those flat chewy molasses cookies. They have a crisp edge and a super chewy inside, and I would liken the chewiness to a fudgy brownie kind of texture. It’s awesome.

chewy ginger molasses cookies stacked high

I wrote up this recipe and filmed the following video to raise awareness for a great nonprofit organization called Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. It was founded by two parents who lost their six year old son after a four year long battle with cancer, and after they learned that over 25% of pediatric cancer deaths were because of a lack of effective therapies and a lack of funding, they decided to raise money with bake sales and cookies! As more and more people have gotten involved in the cause, they have grown tremendously. I encourage anyone who is curious about learning how to get involved to read about their story, donate, or host a bake sale event.

Here’s the full video instructional on how to make these cookies:

But of course, I’ll take you through the cliff notes version as well.

ginger molasses cookies baked on parchment for holidays

These cookies are very easy, and they start out with a spiced flour with ginger, cloves, and allspice:

Spices for ginger molasses cookies recipe

Then you get the wet ingredients together, which are butter, sugar, egg white, and blackstrap molasses:

blackstrap molasses added to butter for molasses cookies

Mix the spiced flour into the wet ingredients and you’ll get a scoopable dough. Use a cookie scoop (I used the OXO medium scoop) to portion the dough into balls, then roll the dough balls in granulated sugar (this gives the cookies an awesome crunch):

ginger molasses cookie dough balls

Place the sugar rolled cookie dough balls onto a parchment lined sheet pan, and into the oven they go!

cookie dough balls made with ginger and molasses

Bake for 13-14 minutes until they are crinkly on top, then let them cool completely.

Crinkled Molasses Cookies with OXO

Now for the giveaway! OXO is graciously giving away a baking set worth $150 for one lucky Fifteen Spatulas to win!

Here’s what’s included:

UPDATE: This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Elisabeth!

To enter to win: Leave a comment below telling me your absolute FAVORITE cookie in the whole entire world.

For two extra entries:

  • Pin this recipe on Pinterest (and leave a comment below telling me you did so)
  • Like Fifteen Spatulas on Facebook (and leave a comment below to confirm…and if you already like me on FB, that counts too)

Giveaway Rules: This giveaway will be open until December 10th at 11:59PM Eastern time. This giveaway is open to those with a US mailing address. You must leave your email address in the form so I can contact you (don’t leave it in the actual comment), and the winner, who will be selected via random.org, must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Other Cookies for Kids’ Cancer videos by other food bloggers:

Cookin Canuck-Chocolate Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Very Culinary-Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints
Katie’s Cucina-Creme de Menthe Cookies
The Little Kitchen-Meyer Lemon and White Chocolate Biscotti

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Crinkled Ginger Molasses Cookies

Yield: 1 dozen cookies (1 sheet pan full)

Crinkled Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 4 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 tbsp blackstrap molasses*

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a big bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, allspice, and cloves.
  3. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until combined. Add the egg white and whip until smooth, then add the molasses. Mix in your dry ingredients until the flour just disappears. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the cookie dough into 12 balls, and roll them in granulated sugar. Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes, then allow to cool. These cookies freeze well after being baked (and I will eat them straight out of the freezer).

Notes

*Blackstrap molasses has a stronger, more potent flavor than regular molasses, but if you can't find it, feel free to use regular.

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  1. gina posted on December 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm (#)

    I have a summer favorite no bake oatmeal and my favorite for winter Russian tea/ Mexican wedding little balls with walnuts and then rolled in powder sugar You have been pinned and liked Thanks for the chance

  2. Megan posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm (#)

    Sugar cookies made with Irish butter!!! YUM!

  3. Megan posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm (#)
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    I liked your blog on Fb.

  5. Naomi m posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm (#)

    Anything peanut butter. Anything with frosting. :)

  6. David Indorf posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm (#)

    While the kid in me still loves the fudge-striped shortbreads of my youth, my favorite cookie is the one that won me a Blue Ribbon in the State Fair of Texas Cookie contest. Chocolate with toffee.

  7. Renee posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm (#)

    I love oatmeal raisin cookies and fresh from the oven, mmmmm

  8. Renee posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm (#)

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  9. Frank Bragg posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm (#)

    Cream Cheese Cookies are my favorite they always remind me of when I was a kid.

  10. Frankie posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm (#)

    My favorite is oatmeal raisin, but may like these ginger crinkles as much! Is it all purpose flour?

    • Joanne Ozug replied on December 5th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      Hi Frankie, yes it is all purpose flour. Happy baking!

      • Anonymous replied on December 8th, 2012 at 10:37 am

        Thanks Joanne. I did measure flour. Only thing i think may have done it was I waited and watched for them to crinkle in oven. They were looking great and puffy at end of cooking time but not crinkleing so i waited. when they did start cracking 2 minutes later they just flattened out totally.

  11. Schmidty posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm (#)

    My favorite is warm gooey chocolate chip cookies!

  12. Janel Halstead posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm (#)

    I can’t go wrong with Peanut Butter Blossoms. A nice Peanut Butter crackle-like cookie with a chocolate kiss candy on top. I love these, whether making them from scratch or using a premade peanut butter cookie mix. I try to make these every Christmas and it reminds me of being a kid growing up with my mom and sister.

  13. Elizabeth posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm (#)

    Yum! Can’t wait to try these :)

  14. Schmidty posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm (#)
  15. Schmidty posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm (#)

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  16. Jasmine Bayliss posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm (#)

    My favorite is a chocolate chip cookie with walnuts. I’ll eat any cookie with nuts in them. I don’t discriminate. :)

  17. Sarah posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:43 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie of all time would have to be the traditional Spritz cookies that my mom has made since I was a little girl. For the life of me, I still can figure out how to use that cookie maker! I just turn back into the little girl version of me and beg my mom to make me some!

  18. Stephanie H posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm (#)

    My favorite cookies are the ones featured above…Molasses cookies!!! I have tried many variations of them too, including pumpkin (which are great), and I LOVE them all!! These are especially great dipped in coffee!

  19. nancy fiorenza posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm (#)

    snowballs

  20. Melissa B in IL posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm (#)

    Favorite is sugar cookies with royal icing. Simple but so yummy.

  21. Melissa B in IL posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm (#)
  22. Rita Reedy posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm (#)

    My all time favorite cookie is the perfect peanut butter, although one of my friends does a phenomenal monster cookie with a peanut butter base. I don’t have her recipe, but at least now I have your Crinkled Ginger Molasses Cookies, and I really miss my mom’s molasses cookie.

    PS: I pinned your recipe, too.
    AND I liked you on Facebook

  23. Melissa B in IL posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm (#)

    Like you on fb! thanks for the great recipe and giveaway!

  24. Debbie E posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm (#)

    I love soft ginger molasses cookies; these look like the ones my grandma made for me. I have her recipe, but am going to try yours. Thank you!

  25. Moriah posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie is something I have deemed the “Chocolate Chip Master Chief” in honor of the Navy. Why Master Chief, you ask? Because they are SALTY of course! I added a few grains of rock salt to the top of each chocolate chip cookie which brings out all the other flavors. The result is the most mouth-watering chocolate chip cookie ever!

    You are liked on FB, of course :)
    -M

  26. Amanda M. posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm (#)

    My favorite cookies are gingerbread men!

  27. Amanda M. posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm (#)

    Just pinned this recipe – looks so yummy! http://pinterest.com/pin/164733298841625028/

  28. Melissa F posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm (#)

    I love sugar cookies!

  29. Lindsey Peters posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm (#)

    My all time favorite cookie is so simple…chewy peanut butter cookies with a hershey kiss in the middle :) Makes me feel like a kid again!

  30. Lindsey Peters posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm (#)

    I liked your Facebook page! :)

  31. Lindsey Peters posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm (#)

    I pinned the recipe as well :)

  32. Terri C posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm (#)

    My very favorite cookie for Christmas is frosted sugar cookies like my grandma made.

  33. Terri C posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm (#)

    I’m a fan on Facebook

  34. Terri C posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm (#)

    I pinned this wonderful cookie recipe

  35. Mary McCoy posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm (#)

    Sugar cookies made with real butter, and decorated by the children!

    I pinned fifteen spatulas on Pinterest.
    I liked fifteen spatulas on Facebook

  36. Patty H posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm (#)

    I love my mother’s Shortbread cookies. She follows her mother’s exact recipe to make it in sticks and in molded cakes. And it’s such a Christmas memory because we always had it out at the holidays and my mother still makes a tin for my brother, my sister and myself and for our workplaces to share.
    We sit late on Christmas night, with a cup of tea, nibbling on the shortbread and reminiscing of years gone past.
    Such a history baked into a simple treat. Simply beautiful.
    (I have pinned to pinterest and liked you on facebook – love your recipes!!)

  37. SFC Scott Brannon posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm (#)

    Zimtsterne from Germany!!! Like a cinnamon/gingerbread type cookie cut into star shapes and a glaze on top… YUMMM!!! I Liked you on FB and Pinned this cookie as well!!! Thanks!!!

  38. evie posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm (#)

    My favorite cookies are chocolate chip walnut with gooey chocolate and crisp edges!!!

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  39. miki posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm (#)

    I love a classic chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk

  40. Lee McLeanHoule posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm (#)

    I LOVE cookies and I am so glad to have found you. I also need new bakeware as I am cooking and backing more. I would love to enter the contest. I liked your FB page and I also pinned the recipe.

  41. Mary posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm (#)

    My heart is a lil sad by this request…for how can I just pick one..? I don’t get to travel much, so Chocolate Dipped Macaroons (from The Cookie Bible) are my faves when I feel like “getting to know Paris”. Or, a Double Decadent Chocolate with White Chocolate chips (from The Cookie Bible) always bring forth comfort from that time of the month friend…and at Christmas time: well, it’s Freshly Baked Gingersnaps of course..but I’d have to say that a comfortable classic, just melt in yo mouth lil morsel would have to be Peanut Butter with Hershey’s Kisses on top..if only there was an alternative to that ever so bland milk chocolate kiss..hmm..

    I posted the link on my Sugar board on Pinterest and already do like you and appreciate your inspiration on Facebook :)

  42. a.landou posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm (#)

    I love soft sugar cookies with pink or blue frosting & sprinkles. Not sure why the color makes a difference but it does and sprinkles make everything better anyways :)

  43. mirtha posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm (#)

    oatmeal with cranberries and white chocolate chips.

  44. a.landou posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm (#)

    I’ve pinned this recipe!

  45. a.landou posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm (#)

    …and I like you on FB ;)

  46. Jeffrey posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm (#)

    I like Chocolate Chip Cookies made with milk, semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate along with roasted pecans. The cookie has to be just right, chewy with the ablility to stay intact even after soaking up double its own weight in milk!

  47. Jeffrey posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm (#)
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  49. Anonymous posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm (#)

    Snickerdoodles! They’re the best!

  50. laura posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm (#)

    Love date pinwheels!

    • Sue replied on December 6th, 2012 at 11:12 am

      I pinned recipe and liked on facebook. I cannot wait to make these cookies and to follow other recipes!

      Keep cooking!

  51. Connie posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm (#)

    Almost any homemade cookie if it’s soft, not crisp, although we seem to eat lots more chocolate chip cookies than anything else.

  52. laura posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm (#)

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  53. laura posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm (#)

    pinned molasses crinkles on pinterest!

  54. Crystal posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm (#)

    My favorite cookies are peanut butter cookies or ginger snaps. They are an equal toss up.

  55. Crystal posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm (#)

    Pinned on pinsterest

  56. Crystal posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm (#)

    Liked on FB

  57. Susan posted on December 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie is the ones my sister, mother and I would make, I really don’t know the name so I will call them Cream Cheese Fruit Filled Cookies. It is a cream cheese dough filled with any kind of preserve, I love the raspberry filled ones. They are addictive!!

  58. Marcia Lemberg posted on December 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm (#)

    My absolute favorite cookies are cranberry, white chocolate, pistachio and oatmeal cookies…They are soft, sweet and salty all at the same time…Someone sent me these Ginger Molasses Cookies as part of a cookie sway…so yummy….

  59. Marcia Lemberg posted on December 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm (#)

    Pinned it!!!!

  60. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie would have to be my Peanut Butter Chocolate Mounds…a big hit with family and friends. It’s an inside out peanut butter blossom cookie!

  61. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking posted on December 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm (#)

    I pinned this recipe.

  62. Carolyn Morgan posted on December 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm (#)

    My favorite cookies are Gold Rush Brownies.

  63. Bill Stambaugh posted on December 5, 2012 at 10:30 pm (#)

    Pa Dutch Sugar Cookies

  64. Gloria posted on December 6, 2012 at 12:01 am (#)

    Cranberry white chocolate! Yum! My husbands favorite is his sister’s Molasses Crinkles. I am anxious to try these and see how they compare!

  65. Kelly Ferguson posted on December 6, 2012 at 12:11 am (#)

    Seven layer bars!

  66. Scott B posted on December 6, 2012 at 4:14 am (#)

    Without a doubt… White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.

    Cookie Corner in Hawaii had one that was simply amazing….

  67. gina travers-mace posted on December 6, 2012 at 4:30 am (#)

    my absolute FAVORITE cookie in the whole entire world is 2 ingredient pumpkin spice cookie. not only is it easy to make, it is soooooo good, and for people who are watching your weight or gluetin free these are the best for you. also good in the morning with your coffee since it taste like a muffin consistency.

    i also pin it, and like for 2 extra entries.

  68. Kim K. posted on December 6, 2012 at 7:07 am (#)

    It’s a Greek cookie called melamacarona.

  69. Kim K. posted on December 6, 2012 at 7:07 am (#)

    Pinned this to my cookie board!

  70. Kim K. posted on December 6, 2012 at 7:08 am (#)

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  71. holly posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:05 am (#)

    my favorite cookies are fluffy lemon cookies – the secret ingredient is cool whip!!!!

  72. Megan Maragakes posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:25 am (#)

    My most favorite cookie recipe to make at Christmas time are Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mocha Cream Filling: recipe at http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-with-Mocha-Cream-Filling-106343
    Delish!!!!

  73. JulieD posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:57 am (#)

    Joanne, I love your video!! And your cookies look amazing!

  74. Kristin posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:57 am (#)

    I absolutely love thumbprint cookies with a little dollop of cream cheese frosting!

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  76. Kristin posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:59 am (#)

    I pinned this great recipe to my cookie board!!

  77. Bonnie posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:23 am (#)

    Can’t resist Snickerdoodles.

  78. Bonnie posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:26 am (#)

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  79. Joanna from Colorado posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:26 am (#)

    My favorite cookie is Oatmeal chocolate chip, and I always put a little cinnamon in there. YUM!

  80. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking posted on December 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie is actually anything with chocolate and mint/peppermint. I can not get enough of this combo at Christmas time!

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  83. Steph posted on December 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm (#)

    I just LOVE M&M cookies…I’ve had the good luck and fortune in my life to be able to try many, many types and varities of cookies…but I just can’t help it, love those M&M cookies!! :)

  84. Amy Reed posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm (#)

    I pinned your recipe for the Crinkled Ginger Molasses Cookies
    http://pinterest.com/pin/1688918582030469/

  85. Amy Reed posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm (#)

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  86. Nicole posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm (#)

    I love a chocolate shadow cookie…a hint of peanut butter with a melted chocolate peppermint swirl. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  87. Brenda posted on December 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm (#)

    My favourite cookie in the whole wide world is a chocolate sambuca crinkle cookie that was featured in the Food and Drink magazine published by the LCBO. Same type of crinkle action as these molasses cookies. The chocolate sambuca combo rolled in icing sugar before baking results in a very grown up taste and a striking presentation.

  88. Brenda posted on December 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm (#)

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  89. LeAnne posted on December 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm (#)

    My favorite Christmas cookies are Snowballs! Basically an almond cookie rolled in powder sugar. They practically melt in your mouth.

  90. LeAnne posted on December 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm (#)

    I pinned this recipe on Pinterest, can’t wait to bake them.

  91. Maria R. posted on December 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm (#)

    I pinned the recipe on Pinterest!

  92. Maria R. posted on December 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm (#)

    I on liked on FB!

  93. Lucy posted on December 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm (#)

    I love white chocolate macadamia nut cookies!!

  94. joy posted on December 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm (#)

    i love peanut butter chocolate chip

  95. Magdalena posted on December 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm (#)

    Macadamia and white chocolate chip cookies!!!

  96. Ji posted on December 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm (#)

    Favorite cookies: Oatmeal Choco Chip Cookies and Lemon Crinkle Cookies :)

  97. Mary Augustine posted on December 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm (#)

    My dad asked my mom to come up with an anchovy cookie. I didn’t love it but many in my family did. It was so different just thought I would mention it.

  98. Kristina posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm (#)

    Pinned recipe!

  99. Kristina posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm (#)

    Liked fifteenspatulas on Facebook

  100. Kristina posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm (#)

    Favorite cookie is hazelnut pinwheel cookies!

  101. Julie Vanamburg posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:03 pm (#)

    I love peanut butter cookies made by my daughter, Sherry. We both pinned this and liked your facebook page!

  102. Myrtle posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:10 pm (#)

    I know I’m too late for the contest, but that’s okay! I still want to tell you about my favorite cookies.

    Incendentally, they are these cookies.

    Just a different recipe.

    They aren’t flat, though, they’re nice and puffy and have a great salty-sweet taste and a prominent ginger-molasses flavor. When they’re warm especially, but even two days later (we normally make some sixty cookies at a time, because they get eaten so quickly!!) they just melt in your mouth.

    Best cookies ever!!

  103. Kim posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:14 am (#)

    my favorite cookies are oatmeal cookies (no raisins)

  104. AEMama posted on December 7, 2012 at 2:43 am (#)

    Chocolate Chewies are my favorite (and low-carb too)!

  105. Andrea posted on December 7, 2012 at 2:47 am (#)

    Those look delicious, but I’m just not a huge fan of ginger :( I AM a huge fan of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, though. Especially my grandma’s recipe~!

  106. Retrogirl in Alaska posted on December 7, 2012 at 5:50 am (#)

    My favorite cookie is pistachio almond biscotti.
    I love to make several batches at a time, and then I always
    Have a treat when friends stop in during the holidays.
    They keep very well in my cold root cellar.

  107. Marita posted on December 7, 2012 at 9:19 am (#)

    My favorite cookies are my grandmother’s pinwheel cookies.

  108. Marita posted on December 7, 2012 at 9:22 am (#)

    I pinned your cookies on Pintrest!!

  109. Jamie G posted on December 7, 2012 at 9:57 am (#)

    Every year, my mom and I bake cookies to take to work, share with neighbors, and send to relatives. We make a graham cracker brittle that runs out before lunch in my office!

    I personally love the chocolate-peanut butter Ritz cracker cookie. It is super easy, crunchy, and salty-sweet! Simply spread peanut butter on a Ritz cracker, top with another cracker, dip in chocolate, and cool.

    Happy holidays!

  110. Leilani posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:57 am (#)

    My favorite cookie is a bing cherry jam thumbprint cookie. I look forward to making them every Christmas.

  111. Leilani posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:58 am (#)

    I like you on FB and love all your recipes!

  112. Lori posted on December 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm (#)

    My all time favorite Christmas cookie is Molasses Crinkles! My Mom made them every year.

  113. David Luckay posted on December 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm (#)

    Ginger Molasses Cookies! :)

  114. Terri Lanigan posted on December 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm (#)

    Hi – I just heard of you from a friend on FB. My favorite cookie is peanutbutter balls – but low-sugar , low-carb. recipe. I ‘like-ed’ you fb page. I also pinned this recipe to Pinterest. I have been craving these for 2 days. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  115. Frankie posted on December 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm (#)

    What did I do wrong? They stated crinkling then went flat as a fritter. The dough was very wet and hard to roll. I refrigerated for an hour to stiffen it. I pulled them out and was almost burnt.

    • Joanne Ozug replied on December 7th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Hi Frankie, you know, usually if a cookie goes flat it’s because the butter was too warm, but what’s strange is you said you refrigerated them for an hour. The dough should be wet to the point where it leaves a bit of residue on your hands, but they shouldn’t be hard to roll. Did you measure or weigh the flour?

  116. Josh W posted on December 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm (#)

    My mother’s Chocolate Mint snaps. I don’t know how she makes them, and I don’t want to know – it’s her special thing. All I know is she makes them every year only at Christmastime and I keep a bag in the freezer as long as I can (last year’s batch made it all the way to April and I ate the last one on my birthday!).

  117. Dakota Country Gal posted on December 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm (#)

    These are my most favoritest cookie in the world…..only we call them Molasses Crinkles!!

  118. Tarie Wilson posted on December 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm (#)

    Most favorite cookie in the world is macadamia chocolate cookie with white chocolate chunks…. Yum… These are a close runner up. thanks for the great recipe and the support of a great cause!

  119. Paul A. posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:15 pm (#)

    Favorite cookie is Snickerdoodles. Also, I’ve liked your FB page.

  120. Merrijune posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm (#)

    Favorite cookie ever…mexican wedding cookies…mmmmmm

  121. merrijune posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:33 pm (#)

    Liked on fb and am now a subscriber

  122. Shakara posted on December 8, 2012 at 12:39 am (#)

    Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are my fave.

  123. Shakara posted on December 8, 2012 at 12:39 am (#)

    Pinned this recipe

  124. Shakara posted on December 8, 2012 at 12:41 am (#)

    Liked FS on FB

  125. Rachael posted on December 8, 2012 at 1:33 am (#)

    Fave cookie – oatmeal raisin!

  126. Cheryl W. posted on December 8, 2012 at 2:38 am (#)

    My favorite cookie in the whole wide world is a chocolate chip cookie with Andes Mints chunks. MMMMM

  127. Jessica Buckley posted on December 8, 2012 at 3:00 am (#)

    My favorite cookies are biscochitos. They’re like a sugar cookie with a licorice taste (they have anise seed). I grew up in New Mexico, where these cookies are traditional.

  128. Jessica Buckley posted on December 8, 2012 at 3:01 am (#)

    Also, I pinned this recipe. I’m a sucker for chewy molasses cookies. I can’t take the tough ginger snaps.

  129. Jessica Buckley posted on December 8, 2012 at 3:02 am (#)

    And I’m a Facebook fan!

  130. Ted posted on December 8, 2012 at 4:10 am (#)

    Favorite cookie that I’ll eat every time would have to be an oatmeal chocolate walnut cookie. Fresh from the oven if I can get my hands on them quick enough.

  131. Ted posted on December 8, 2012 at 4:12 am (#)

    Also a new Facebook liker of 15 Spatulas.

  132. Sarah D posted on December 8, 2012 at 8:43 am (#)

    I like the old standby. Chocolate chip cookies. Can’t go wrong with them!

    • Sarah D replied on December 8th, 2012 at 8:45 am

      Opps. I forgot to mention I pinned and liked.

  133. Lisa posted on December 8, 2012 at 9:52 am (#)

    These are my favorite cookie! They look amazing! Love the giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

  134. Judy P posted on December 8, 2012 at 10:07 am (#)

    My favorite cookie is usually the one I have in my hand. I love ginger/molasses cookies especially chewy ones so I can’t wait to try your recipe. Also I dream about the smooth topped anise cookies my German grandmother made at Christmas. I’ve seen recipes but none like I remember. She didn’t leave her recipes, they were all in her head. So sad.

  135. Ginny Maiwald posted on December 8, 2012 at 10:27 am (#)

    My favorite cookies are raisin puff cookies.But i really do like molasses cookies too.
    Sincerely, Ginny M

  136. happygirl posted on December 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm (#)

    These are almost the same recipe as my favorite cookie which is my Grandma’s molasses cookies!

    I pinned this so I can make a batch of each and compare, for science of course

  137. Susie Dykstra posted on December 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm (#)

    Gingerbread cookies are my absolute favorite cookie so I’m pretty excited to try this recipe. At Christmastime, I love baking but most of the cookies I bake are for other folks–the gingerbread, well, that’s mostly for me!

  138. Shanna posted on December 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm (#)

    Wow! Great cookies and a Great site! Happy Christmas!

    • Shanna replied on December 8th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      By the way I’ve liked you on Facebook and Pinned you on Pinterest ~ happily:)

  139. Shanna posted on December 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm (#)

    Where did it go? I also liked you and pinned you! Thanks a lot!

  140. Heidi @ Food Doodles posted on December 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness, these cookies look amazing! I love ginger molasses cookies :) But my favorite cookie is a chewy chocolate cookie rolled in crushed candy canes. Yum!

  141. Gloria ogdahl posted on December 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm (#)

    My favorite cookies are coconut macaroons !!

  142. Sue posted on December 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm (#)

    I like applesauce oatmeal cookies. Yummy

  143. Paula posted on December 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie is a soft, warm from the oven oatmeal raisin cookie. But once I try these Molasses Crinkles, they may well take its place!

  144. Dana Vingin posted on December 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm (#)

    I absolutely love Snickerdoodles!

  145. Susankay posted on December 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm (#)

    Snickerdoodles!!

  146. Jane Laycock posted on December 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie is Russian Tea Cakes. But, I think I will have to try your Molasses cookies! I pinned the recipe to Pinterest and liked you on facebook :)

  147. Christine S posted on December 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm (#)

    My all time favorite cookie is peanut butter blossoms. I have very fond memories of making cookies with my late mom every Christmas. I also pinned your recipe and liked your facebook page. Thanks for a chance to win!

  148. Jean DeNio posted on December 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm (#)

    I love baked goods, and my favorite varies from minute to minute! Right now, I’m thinking about coconut macaroons! Also, I will be looking for you on Facebook ~right now!~

    • Jean DeNio replied on December 8th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      Liked on Facebook, pinned on Pinterest, plus sent links of the Praline Bacon to a number of friends!!!

  149. Charlene DuBuque posted on December 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm (#)

    Snickerdoodle!

  150. KC posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:04 pm (#)

    chocolate crinkles :)

  151. LynnT posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:34 pm (#)

    My all-time favorite spice is cinnamon which is why I LOVE snickerdoodles!!!

  152. Colleen posted on December 9, 2012 at 12:22 am (#)

    Oatmeal…..

  153. MegG posted on December 9, 2012 at 7:09 am (#)

    My mom makes these every Christmas! My favorite cookies are Cherry Winks

  154. Maggie McMillan posted on December 9, 2012 at 8:53 am (#)

    Looks good! And I definitely need that mini scoop for making my gingersnaps (and other cookies as well)- still do it the old fashioned way-by hand! lol

  155. Kelly McDonald posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:45 am (#)

    My favorite cookie is the traditional Italian Pizzelle flavored with Anise. Just the process of making and the smell reminds me of when my Grandmother used to make them every Christmas. The taste, smell and feel brings back all those wonderful memories!

  156. Kelly McDonald posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:47 am (#)

    Pinned on pinterest and liked on facebook! :)

  157. Kari posted on December 9, 2012 at 11:19 am (#)

    Thank you!! These look delicious!!! I will have to try them. My favorite cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip. :)

  158. Lora posted on December 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm (#)

    no-bake cookies

  159. Rajah Heetai posted on December 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm (#)

    Being from Trinidad there was some thing we use to buy from certain street vendors call milk cake. It was a fairly large white cookie with sugar crust and a flaky, crumbly texture. Would love to experience one now as an adult.

  160. steven Williamson posted on December 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm (#)

    Oatmeal Raisen Cookies…I am not supposed to have many carbs, but I never pass up a homemade Oatmeal Raisen Cookie–ever.

  161. Kathy posted on December 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm (#)

    I make many many cookies but probably one of top 5 is molasses cookies.

  162. Dhavi posted on December 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm (#)

    I LOVE oatmeal raisin cookies and anything with peanut butter!

  163. Dhavi posted on December 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm (#)

    I just pinned and liked this on FB!

  164. Kelly posted on December 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm (#)

    chocolate crinkles :)

  165. Calli posted on December 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm (#)

    chocolate chip is a classic!

  166. Laura McColgan posted on December 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm (#)

    Didn’t have to hesitate! Oatmeal raisin cookies

  167. Amy Walker posted on December 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm (#)

    Spritz cookies

  168. MaryEllen Cecil posted on December 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm (#)

    Coconut Cherry Chocolate Chunk…made with milk chocolate, semi sweet and dark chocolate chunks!

  169. Crystal posted on December 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm (#)

    My favorite cookies are Snickerdoodles, but I love ginger and molasses cookies as well. I’ve pinned this page and liked you on FB as well!

  170. Julie posted on December 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm (#)

    love snickerdoodles thanks

  171. Julie posted on December 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm (#)

    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  172. Conni M posted on December 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm (#)

    Pinned this to my recipe board and liked your page on Facebook. :) Thank you very much!

  173. Valencia Angles posted on December 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm (#)

    Petralis (old family recipe)

  174. Lisa posted on December 9, 2012 at 9:59 pm (#)

    Biscottis love them

  175. Debbie Anello posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm (#)

    I just pinned and liked this on FB!

  176. Penny Fox posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm (#)

    One of my cookies that I make every year at Christmas is Black Strap Molasses cookies. They are a rolled out cookie that takes 2 days to make ( large batch) and it has to refrigerate before you roll out. You get between 10 and 15 dozen out of one batch. Nothing beats Black Strap molasses to cook and bake with.

  177. Penny Fox posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:27 pm (#)

    Pinned and liked on Facebook

  178. Tricia Andrews posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:30 pm (#)

    My all time favorite cookie is peanut butter.

  179. Joyce Wedel posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:57 pm (#)

    The classic ooey-gooey old fashioned chocolate chip cookie

  180. Jane Dula posted on December 9, 2012 at 11:17 pm (#)

    My all time favorite cookie is soft Loaded Oatmeal Cookies. With raisins, chocolate chips and nuts…Yummy!!!

  181. Laura/ReaderWoman posted on December 9, 2012 at 11:17 pm (#)
  182. Laura/ReaderWoman posted on December 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm (#)

    ONE favorite cookie?! You ARE kidding, aren’t you? Well, I guess Mint Meringues… :) Thanks for the terrific recipe and the opportunity to enter such a useful-prize contest!

  183. Jane Dula posted on December 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm (#)

    I pinned this recipe (yummy) and shared it on FB, happy to do so~

  184. Justin posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:27 am (#)

    LOVE how these cookies crinkle! My all time favorite cookie would probably be no bake oatmeal cookies otherwise known in my family as boiled cookies. I prefer the version the plain peanut butter version as opposed to the chocolate, but love them both.

  185. Justin posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:28 am (#)

    I pinned your recipe!

  186. Justin posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:28 am (#)

    Liked your on facebook also! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  187. D Schmidt posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:34 am (#)

    My all time favorite is Snickedoodle

  188. D Schmidt posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:35 am (#)
  189. Annett posted on December 10, 2012 at 3:14 am (#)

    Depending on the day, molasses or sinckerdoodles.

  190. Anonymous posted on December 10, 2012 at 7:15 am (#)

    I love em all but favorite has to be chocolate peanut butter

  191. Susan posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:38 am (#)

    I love old fashioned rolled-out butter cookies like I made with my mom and my daughters!

  192. Susan posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:40 am (#)

    I “like” Fifteen Spatulas on Facebook! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!!

  193. Laurie C. posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:48 am (#)

    That would have to be chewy sweet and salty snickerdoodles….MMM.

  194. Laurie C. posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:49 am (#)

    And I liked your page on FB! Great recipes!!

  195. Marlene Mayer posted on December 10, 2012 at 10:14 am (#)

    My favorite cookie is Pizzells(hope it is spelled right). They are a family favorite that my Mom made and it just didn’t seem like the Holiday without them.

  196. Tobi Drabczyk posted on December 10, 2012 at 10:20 am (#)

    My favorite cookies ever is mint chocolate crinkle cookies.

  197. Tobi Drabczyk posted on December 10, 2012 at 10:20 am (#)

    I am a fan on facebook.

  198. Christi Silbaugh (Momwhatsfordinner) posted on December 10, 2012 at 10:37 am (#)

    The cookies look amazing and the giveaway is spectacular!

  199. Janet posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:12 am (#)

    My favorite would be old fashioned thumbprint cookies!

  200. Janet posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:13 am (#)

    Great post! I shared it on my Pinterest Board. : )

  201. Janet posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:14 am (#)

    I’m now a fan of Fifteenspatulas on Facebook. I’m enjoying your blog.

  202. Ben posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:23 am (#)

    I think my favorite would be the chocolate chip cookie. I learned the skill to make them from my father and nothing taste better than an gooey, fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie.

  203. Abby Crull posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:33 am (#)

    Pinned it!

  204. Abby Crull posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:34 am (#)

    Like Fifteen Spatulas on Facebook!

  205. Abby Crull posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:36 am (#)

    My fave cookie is a cookie my mom has always made called ‘art mart cookies’ — super buttery with symphony toffee candy bars instead of chocolate chips!

  206. Kate posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:58 am (#)

    I love raspberry thumbprint cookies.

  207. June Piper-Brandon posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm (#)

    My Dad’s favorite cookie was the crinkled ginger molasses cookie and every time I make these it reminds me of him. But, my absolute favorite is fig newtons.

  208. sher posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#)

    snickerdoodles! love them. and pinned to pinterest, too!

  209. sher posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm (#)

    pinned AND liked on FB!

  210. Kia Warner posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm (#)

    Ohhh I am a sucker for molasses cookies, but ginger ones just like those are my ABSOLUTE FAVS!!! I <3 the ones from Trader Joe's & because they dry out so quickly, if I don't eat them fast enough, they become the BEST cheesecake pie crust.

    Also, I so liked your FB page!

  211. Fern posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm (#)

    My absolute favorite is just about any one my Younger Girl makes. It’s the same recipes I use and the same my grandmother uses but some how they taste better when the younger generation makes them.

    • Fern replied on December 10th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      And I love love love your FB page!

  212. Fern posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm (#)

    Just pinned the yummy recipe!

  213. Joy posted on December 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm (#)

    Hi – I LOVE the cookies shown above but my favorite would have to be chocolate chip cookies with walnuts. Thanks for a great tutorial and all you do! I can’t wait to try these – I have an event later this week that I have to bring dessert to and I’ll be bringing these. I’ve made this type of cookie before but I always find it hard to keep the inside chewy. Mine get too crunchy. So, I am looking forward to trying these! Hugs, Joy

  214. Joy posted on December 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm (#)

    I pinned the recipe! :-) Hugs, Joy

  215. Joy posted on December 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm (#)

    I am now following you on facebook! :-) Hugs, Joy

  216. Debbie posted on December 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm (#)

    I really love an excellent shortbread cookie. Not too sweet, with that delicious buttery crumble.

  217. Kathleen posted on December 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie may become these! I’m a gingerbread freak and usually increase the level of spices to give a nice bite. Hmm, could try adding a chocolate dunk on half…

  218. Nancy Klassen posted on December 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm (#)

    My favourite Christmas Cookie is the gumdrop cookie. My grandmother used to make it and I love it!

  219. Karyn posted on December 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm (#)

    Growing up we always made Whirigigs! Peanut butter dough with a ribbon of chocolate in the middle! Delicious. I would always make them together with my mom and grandma.

  220. Georgia Miller posted on December 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm (#)

    For Christmas, it’s sour cream sugar cookies.

  221. Beth Sullivan posted on December 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm (#)

    Oatmeal butterscotch or oatmeal cranberry

  222. Beth Sullivan posted on December 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm (#)

    AND, I “liked” on Facebook. :)

  223. Alice Hammond posted on December 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm (#)

    You’re blog spot is pretty awesome!! My Husband and I are totally foodies and met in our Culinary Class in College… Seared Chicken together and 7 years later we are happily married, with a wonderful child and still cooking together. My favorite cookie for the Holidays has to be Almond Crescents, like i said on your facebook page they are awesomely delicious and can be dairy free for those with allergies. But our year around cookie that we all enjoy are my Craisin Oatmeal Scotchies. I DESPISE raisins so i use craisins instead, and I love Butterscotch anything. So why not make a little bit more of a healthier cookie with it still being absolutely delicious!! My husband, son and all my family and friends cant wait to hear that im Baking up a batch. Thanks for taking the time!! Cant wait to see what you have next!!

  224. Alice Hammond posted on December 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm (#)

    I have also liked you on facebook and pinned this recipe to my Sweets R my Vice board on Pinterest!! If you are a foodie… you should totally check out my website for Tastefully Simple… Its pretty awesome stuff!!

  225. Denise posted on December 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm (#)

    I love the taste of molasses and this recipe is awesome. thanks for posting it, I hope to win, the bake set, but if I don’t, I have already won with this recipe

  226. Madeline posted on December 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm (#)

    I love peanut butter kiss cookies.

  227. Madeline posted on December 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm (#)

    I like Fifteen Spatulas on Facebook (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

  228. Madeline posted on December 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm (#)
  229. Judy posted on December 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm (#)

    My favorite is Molasses Tea Cakes. I pinned your recipe to my Baking – Cookies board.

  230. Sandy posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm (#)

    great recipe, can’t wait to try it! My favorite cookie recipe to date is oatmeal raisin with added almond extract!

  231. Sandy posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm (#)

    Also liked on fb!!! :)

  232. Heidi Hayes-Pandey posted on December 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm (#)

    Ginger Molasses Cookies are my favorite!!!!!!!!!!!

  233. Monica posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:01 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie is homemade gingerbread. Store bought is okay but I have made gingerbread cookies from scratch and it is a whole lot better.

  234. Tonya posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:06 pm (#)

    Chocolate Chip Cookies all the way!

  235. Mary W posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:06 pm (#)

    My favorite are the chocolate gingerbread that I discovered 2 years ago. Amazing!

  236. Tonya posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:06 pm (#)

    Pinned it to Pinterest.

  237. Tonya posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm (#)

    Liked on Facebook too!

  238. karen posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm (#)

    Peanut butter chocolate chip!
    karenreichmann@hotmail.com

  239. Kathy P posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm (#)

    Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cookies….yummy!!!

  240. Leslie posted on December 11, 2012 at 12:09 am (#)

    Chocolate chip forever because I learned to make them with my sister! But these look yummy and I can’t wait to try them.

  241. Marenda posted on December 11, 2012 at 1:37 am (#)

    My favorite cookie is a very thin lacey oatmeal cookie!!

  242. Linda posted on December 11, 2012 at 8:06 am (#)

    My favorite cookies are Amish sugar cookies!

  243. sally hopp posted on December 11, 2012 at 8:11 am (#)

    I love snickerdoodles but what isn’t to like in all cookies…its sugar that gets us happy snickerdoodles have cinnamon for your blood pressure so they are ok!

  244. Natasha posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:39 am (#)

    My favorite cookie is actually the simple sugar cookie! Love them!

  245. Natasha posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:39 am (#)

    I like you on Facebook!

  246. Natasha posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:41 am (#)

    Love the recipe – I just pinned it! http://pinterest.com/pin/184577284699638540/

  247. Erika posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:44 am (#)

    I love peanut butter cookies with Hershey Kisses in the middle!

  248. Erika W. posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:46 am (#)

    I pinned the recipe!!

  249. Erika W. posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:46 am (#)

    I follow on Facebook!!

  250. Diana posted on December 11, 2012 at 11:23 am (#)

    I think these may my new favorite! And they got pinned based entirely on the picture, lol!

  251. Rohnda posted on December 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie was Great Grandma’s Orange Drop Cookies.
    We have the recipe, but, no one can come close to the way Great Grandmas tasted.

  252. Carla Zgainer posted on December 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie is the old fashioned cut sugar cookie. I love the art of decorating each and every cookie.

  253. mark brown posted on December 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie is a pecan shortbread, then soft molasses :)

  254. Cathy Taylor posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm (#)

    My aunt’s sugar cookie! She makes them for many holidays, especially Halloween and Christmas, and decorates them with the best frosting too! Next would be peanut butter then chocolate chip…I could go on and on!

  255. Vanessa Hall posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm (#)

    My favorite is probably shortbread dipped in dark chocolate, but I have a special place in my heart for ginger cookies. I will have to try this one soon!

  256. Lisa Niccolls posted on December 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm (#)

    These look absolutely delicious, thank you for sharing! Ginger cookies are my favorite and yes, I pinned it :)

  257. Gabby Kauffmann posted on December 12, 2012 at 2:28 am (#)

    I’m going to attempt to make these gluten free and see how they come out. My fav cookie esp this time of year.

  258. Juls posted on December 12, 2012 at 9:32 am (#)

    My favorite cookie is my grandma’s sugar cookies

  259. Sarah | Shine Food posted on December 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm (#)

    Stop! Joanne, these sound all kinds of crazy delicious! I hope you’ll consider submitting them to this month’s Supper Club which is all about holiday recipes. Talk about the perfect cookies!

  260. Val posted on December 16, 2012 at 12:10 am (#)

    My favorite cookie is my mother’s lebkuchen with marzipan and jam sandwiched in the middle, and coated with dark chocolate!

  261. Adam @ Inspired Taste posted on December 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm (#)

    These cookies look amazing. Love your video :)

  262. Elizabeth posted on December 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm (#)

    These look wonderful! I’m going to make them tomorrow. Have you ever doubled the recipe? Just wondering how it will work out. I’d like to make 2 dozen to give as a gift. Thanks!

    • Joanne Ozug replied on December 18th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Elizabeth, I had another reader report that she doubled the recipe and it worked well. Happy holidays!

  263. Anna posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:19 am (#)

    I know you’re supposed to use a different kind of dough for gingerbread men, but these look really really good and I have to use the cookie cutters my mother gave me or else she’ll have a fit… and I dont want to make gingerbread twice. Will the shapes turn out at all you think?

    • Joanne Ozug replied on December 18th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      lol! Well, they’d probably be puffy, but I think if you rolled the dough out and cut the shapes, they’d be fairly successful.

  264. Stephanie Trillo posted on December 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm (#)

    These cookies are my second fave, my first and true cookie love is browned butter chocolate chip cookies.

  265. Barb Bober posted on February 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm (#)

    Molasses cookies they just remind me of my mom baking when i was little

  266. Lori Swope posted on March 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm (#)

    Pinned these! They look awesome!

  267. Lucy Conway posted on May 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm (#)

    Hi Joanne,

    I can’t have sugar but I love to bake. These ginger cookies look good so I’d like to try them. I was wondering if i could substitute agave for white sugar. Please advise.

    Thanks.

    Lucy

    • Joanne Ozug replied on May 12th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Hi Lucy, unfortunately I don’t think the agave would substitute well here. The coarse sugar cuts holes into the butter during the creaming process, and this is what gives the cookie the ability to rise (the leaveners inflate the holes that the sugar cut with gas). If you do try it, let us know how it turns out. It might be a bit dense but who knows, it might still be very tasty!

  268. JC posted on November 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm (#)

    Hi Joanne,

    beautiful cookies! I’m going to try your recipe this weekend :) i have a quick question though, does the dough need to be refrigerated for a bit before shaping them and putting them into the oven for baking? i have used recipes that do this, and wanted to see if it’s necessary for your recipe. thanks!

    • Joanne Ozug replied on November 8th, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Hi, thanks! If you work quickly enough and your kitchen isn’t too warm (in other words, if the butter in the dough doesn’t warm up too much), you can just go ahead and bake without refrigeration. If you want to refrigerate them to store, you can. Enjoy!

  269. Kim Fewell posted on November 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm (#)

    My favorite is Oatmeal Raisin cookies but these ginger ones would be a close second. Thanks for posting the recipe using molasses as that’s how my grandmother used to make them! Can;t wait to get a batch in the oven. I pinned the recipe and like you on facebook!

  270. Sandy posted on November 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm (#)

    I love molasses cookies, and I want them chewy too. So, I have got to try these for Christmas baking.

  271. Julie posted on November 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm (#)

    My favorite cookie is whatever I have just baked – seriously… just can’t pick a favorite ’cause I love them all!

  272. Brenda posted on November 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm (#)

    Good old fashioned chocolate chip!

  273. Kris Garst posted on November 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm (#)

    My favorite cookies are Kransekake Drops (http://whatmoremuffins.com/2012/02/21/alles-gute-zum-fasching)

  274. Kris Garst posted on November 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm (#)

    Pinned the recipe!

  275. Kris Garst posted on November 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm (#)

    Like you on Facebook!

  276. sf posted on November 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm (#)

    I gave this recipe to a friend and she says she followed it precisely but the cookies didn’t “crinkle”, just flattened out. It was disappointing, but she says the cookies were delicious so she will try it again. Do you have any insights into what might have caused her problem?

  277. Jules G. posted on December 5, 2013 at 4:07 pm (#)

    My fav cookie is what some call Swedish , pecan snowballs. Butter, flour sugar, pecans. Refrig. Roll into balls, bake. Roll in powdered sugar while they are slightly warm. They melt in your mouth. These are our family tradition choice.
    Ty for you fabulous site and videos. I at my age can still learn. By watching you I gain confidence that I really can make Carmel!!

    • Joanne Ozug replied on December 5th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Haha it’s funny, as you were describing the cookies I was thinking, are you those the cookies that melt in your mouth? And then you said that =) I love those cookies!!!

      • Jules G. replied on December 5th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

        I am so excited that you know that cookie. I can only imagine how many homes do the same or a variation. Very fun to hear you get a giant YUM too! Ha!

  278. Jules G. posted on December 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm (#)

    These remind me of my Molasses cookies. Good stuff. Our fav cookie is the Swedish snowball or pecan sandier. Butter, flour, salt, sugar,chopped pecans. Refrig. Make balls size of quarters of a bit bigger. Bake. Let cool. Roll in powdered sugar. These melt in your mouth. Woohoo Xmas . Thank you for your website. I am 63 and love knowing I can watch you and feel confident that even I can make Carmel’s!! Lol ty

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