When I named my blog ‘Scrapping Stamping and (other) Stuff (I love)’ I intended to post more ‘other’ things along with my regular craft projects. I do love a lot of other things besides crafting, like cooking, gardening, being outdoors, farm life, and more. It has been quite a while since I’ve shared a post on an ‘other’ topic, but I have one for you today! It’s one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes, Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies.
I absolutely love to cook, and I’ve been doing a lot of it of late. In addition to feeding my husband and our four children, lately I have also been providing help for our field help during harvest season. Some nights this could be two extra people and sometimes it’s more like eight, depending on who shows up at the right time! I’ve been testing and re-testing a lot of recipes, and this recipe for Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies is one that I dug out of my recipe box. It has been passed down through several generations of my family. Actually, we discovered a few years ago that my grandmothers on both sides of my family used this recipe. It made me wonder if this recipe was kind of like the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe…if everyone back in the day was using it.
Prior to making these this past week, I had never made these cookies for my husband. I was hoping soooo badly that he would love them as much as I do. It had been a few years since I had made them, and honestly, I think I even forgot quite how good they were. When I pulled them out of the oven and ate one while it was still warm, I said to my daughter, “That right there is heaven in a cookie.” I wan’t kidding. They’re soft, chewy, and crinkly, with an added special ingredient- memories of days gone by. Even if you overbake them a touch, they are still soft and chewy in the middle – not hockey pucks like some other cookie recipes. Pretty much foolproof and delicious. They’re a winner in my book. I hope you’ll try them!
Makes 5-6 dozen
Let me know how you like these cookies! Interested in seeing some of my more regular projects? Here is a basic beginner’s handmade card and here is a great place to start if you would like to learn how to stamp!
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