molasses kringles

I know this may be a little late in the game to share, but I have a Christmas radio station that is to die for! Please go here and download it quick-only a few days left to love up the Christmas tunes, and these are some real gems!

Also of note, I have been whipping up a constant supply of molasses cookies to share with others/consume at an unholy rate. My good friend shared the recipe with me years ago and I just reinstated it as my favorite this season. I think you should make a batch or two of these and see if you have the will power to give them away-I won't think any less of you if you don't.

Molasses Crinkles

*3/4 cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

2-1/4 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

1/2 teaspoon cloves

Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Cream together shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and molasses and mix well. Blend in sifted dry ingredients. Chill dough in refrigerator. Roll chilled dough into balls the size of large walnuts; roll in sugar. Place 3 inches apart on a lightly-greased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or just until set (but not hard); cool on a wire rack. Makes 4 dozen cookies. *Note: Instead of using 3/4 cup shortening, I use 50% shortening and 50% butter for a better consistency.

Lastly let it be known that I have a very good husband. What you see here is a plate of fresh from the oven cookies that he patiently waited to partake of. I just knew they would look good on a bed of moss next to a white reindeer. You were thinking that too? Well, that's why we're friends.


  1. You always have such fantastic little figurines! and your baking always looks delicious.

  2. Yum! Jules you have become quite the cook. I love it!

  3. i'm home sick today and kind of bored; is it bad to make cookies when you're sick? i'll either not tell anyone i made them when i was sick, or just eat them all myself.

  4. hanner-a little saying comes to mind right now. My good friend once said "heat kills poo". Meaning, if you get something hot enough then all the germs, dirt, etc. get obliterated. So fire up those cookies!

  5. sound yummy! and you're pictures are most fun! like a spike jones film or something...

  6. i need to try baking these! looks too good!

  7. I've been looking for some good cookie recipes. These look delicious!

  8. oh my. it's been a molasses cookie overload here at the chandler house. i may have to put that recipe into retirement for a season or two.... they sure are a crowd pleaser though!

  9. these looks so yummy!
    thanks for stopping by my blog--your pictures are lovely as well!
    love it all...

  10. Oh goodness. These look incredible. Molasses cookies are always such little smile makers. I love how you've photographed these.

    Also, I wanted to thank you for the kind comment you left on the guest post I did on Much Love a few weeks ago :)

  11. mmmthis looks good. definitely making this...or making my sister make me this ;)