1st Sunday of Advent – Christmas Baking – Molasses Cookies

by Kirsten on November 27, 2011 · 13 comments

in Cookies, Cupcakes & Muffins, Desserts

While I was putting away our Thanksgiving dishes my daughter was baking in the kitchen and filling the house with Christmas scent. Oh, I wish you could have smelled it, too.  Cinnamon, gloves and ginger combined in a soft and chewy cookie. She decided to bake molasses cookies. This is our first Christmas cookie of the season. It tasted to me like a mixture of Lebkuchen and Magenbrot. Absolutely delicious.

Enjoy also your 1st Advent Sunday afternoon with some home baked molasses cookies and a nice cup of tea. Finally, Christmas season has arrived!


1st Sunday of Advent - Christmas Baking - Molasses Cookies
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Serves: 20 -24 cookies
  • ¾ cup ( 170 g) butter, melted
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) molasses
  • 2 cups (250 g) flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ cup sugar, to roll the cookies in
  1. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer set on medium speed mix together the butter, sugar and egg until smooth. Add the molasses and combine well. Set kitchen machine on low and add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until just combined. Don't over mix.
  3. Cover and chill the dough in the fridge for about an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to Convection 375 F. Line two baking sheets with silicon pads or baking paper.
  5. Roll the dough with your hands into walnut sized balls. Roll the balls in sugar and place them on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Cool on wired racks.


Adapted from allrecipes.com.

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Kirsten@My German Kitchen...in the Rockies December 21, 2011 at 5:16 am

@anonymous: Yes, all recipes are adjusted to work at our altitude. Happy baking!

Anonymous December 20, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Are these "high altitude" directions already? I live in Denver….thanks 🙂

fieldsofcake.com November 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Sounds DELISH! I can't wait to try 🙂 I love Mollasses crinkles.

Sue/the view from great island November 28, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Kirsten we posted the same cookie today! Our recipes look just about identical—ours is a family favorite every year!

Lea Ann November 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

For some reason I'm in the mood to bake Christmas cookies this year. I have a few ear marked in some of my mom's old cookbooks and a molasses ginger type cookie is one of them. Great photo as always Kirsten.

Susan November 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Oh, such a wonderful cookie to start the season. I just sent some to my grand and his dad in Spain. Can't wait to get back home and start baking again. XoxO

MyFudo™ November 28, 2011 at 9:02 am

Cute miniature Christmas tree figures on your cookies. I will have to cut out a Tinkerbell pattern because my daughter will surely want that on her cookies. Thanks for sharing!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 28, 2011 at 6:11 am

Can't remember if I saw these on TS, FG, or Tasteologie..I have been all over the place today 🙂

But…YUM!! I love molasses cookies!

Carlos November 28, 2011 at 2:55 am

My Favorite cookie! Well, I love molasses taffy, molasses on my biscuit, and molasses lemonade.

I hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving.

Quay Po Cooks November 28, 2011 at 1:15 am

What a brillian idea to have an image of the christmas tree on the cookies. I love it.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window November 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I love how you dusted around the little Christmas tree on top. I bet the house smelled awesome. there is nothing like a good batch of cookies in the oven.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) November 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

The molasses with spices would be a great combination!

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