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Molasses Cookies and Snickerdoodles ~ A Christmas Eve Tradition

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A few days ago I shared our Molasses Cookie Recipe and Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe as a part of the the series ‘A Cookie a Day Until Christmas’ hosted by So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler. These are two treats that our family enjoys every Christmas Eve just before bedtime, and one that we all look forward to as a part of our Christmas traditions.

Recipes for Molasses Cookies and Snickerdoodle Cookies from www.homeschoolcreations.net

The Molasses Cookie recipe is one that Rick’s grandmother wrote out for me many years ago, and the Snickerdoodle Cookies are a bonus for my hubby who REALLY enjoys them. You’ll want to check out the other cookie recipes in series ‘A Cookie a Day Until Christmas’ as well – there are some great ones there!!

I’m not sure why we only make these once a year, but you’ll definitely want to pull out some milk to enjoy along with these cookies!! Here are the recipes, just in case you would like to whip up a few batches of yumminess too!

Grandma’s Molasses Cookies

What You’ll Need

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 molasses
  • 1 egg

What To Do

1. Mix the shortening and the 1 cup of sugar together. Add in the molasses and the egg.

2. Mix dry ingredients together separately and then add into the shortening mixture til combined.

3. Chill 1 hour.

4. Form into 1” balls and roll in 1/4 cup of sugar.

5. Place on greased cookie sheet about 2” apart. Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.


Snickerdoodle Cookies

What You’ll Need

  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup veg. shortening {butter Crisco}
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs

What To Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine the sugar with cinnamon and a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter, shortening and remaining 1 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs. Add flour mixture.
  3. Using wet hands, roll 2 Tbsp. of dough into a ball and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

A Cookie a Day Until Christmas

Enjoy and be sure to check out the other recipes in A Cookie a Day Until Christmas series!


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