Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa's Spice Cookies!

Okay, I just noticed that these were somewhat similar to the cookies in the post below, but I'm still posting them cause I have to call my mom everytime I make them, and they are a bit of comfort food for me. They remind me of my childhood:)
Also I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!!!

  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 C butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C molasses
Sift dry ingredients together (except for sugar). Beat butter, sugar, and egg till light and fluffly. Beat flour mixture into egg mixture alternately with molasses.

Once dough is mixed, place in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease cookie sheet. Shape dough in to 1/2" balls, roll in powder sugar, place on cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar as soon as pulled out from the oven.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

I received these as a gift and I gobbled them down in about 2 seconds. I was told I could have the recipe, but it didn't come for a few days. In the meantime, I couldn't wait, so I attempted to make another recipe. They were good, but paled in comparison to these! These are the best! After a little reminder that I NEEDED to have the recipe, I got it, and now I need to make some more!

Original recipe from Ali @

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. Set aside.

With and electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until combined. Add in the eggs and molasses, and beat until combined. Then slowly add in the dry ingredient mixture until combined.

Roll the dough into small balls (about 1" in diameter). Fill a small bowl with sugar (I used raw sugar. It make the cookies look cool and gives the cookies a little crunch. Love it!), and roll each ball in the sugar until it is completely coated. Place on cookie sheet, and bake for about 8-10 minutes. One they are done, remove from the oven and let cool for a minute or two. Then transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law. They are very yummy and great for sharing if need treat ideas for the holidays.

2 eggs
1/3 c. water
1/4 c. margarine, softened
1 c. crunchy peanut butter
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
2 c. chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour 9x13 pan. Beat eggs, water, margarine, peanut butter, and half the cake mix (dry) until smooth. Stir in remaining cake mix and the chocolate chips. (Dough will be stiff.) Spread in to pan. Bake about 20-25 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars.

Makes about 30 bars.