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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

She was right....

VEE told me that MOLASSES COOKIES were awesomely good...
I had never had one.
Can you imagine living such a loooong life as I have and never having a 
MOLASSES COOKIE ? 
Well......I HAD to give her recipe a try.....
and I surely am glad I did.
THIS is not the total
CAST OF CHARACTERS
but it makes a cute photo.....:>)
After I got the batter all mixed,
I almost ate the WHOLE THING 
before I could even bake them....
 
I mean.......
just take a look at all that 
cinnamon, sugar, spices....

O HONEY

Yep....usually when the dough is
GOOD ENUF TO EAT....
you can bet your sweet potatoes that those cookies are going to be good, too.


OK, VEE.....at this point,
I am belivin' ya.

HERE is her awesome recipe that she got from someone else, most likely in BLOGLAND.
You might owe it to yourself to give them a try.
AND....
I just MIGHT claim THIS recipe as my very own.:)))

 She said, "I hope your molasses is unsulphured."
and I am saying.....WHAAAAAT ?
After doing about a 1/2 second study of UNSULPHURED molasses, I came up with
"Unsulphured molasses is the finest quality. It is made from the juice of sun-ripened cane and the juice is clarified and concentrated."
So, I ran to the kitchen to check to see if my favorite GRANDMA'S MOLASSES was 
unsulphured.
INDEED IT WAS....
so......I was off and running.
I was totally in love with this rich, pretty color but......
never having a Molasses Cookie, I didn't have a clue what they were supposed to look like.
Is this right....?....too thick...?...too small...??
Oops and not quite sweet enuf for two SUGAH LOVIN' OLDIES
such as Mr. Sweet and myself.
Oh, but the taste.......SOOO GOOD.



I rolled part of the dough and cut just rounded shapes....

So I had half "drop" cookies and
half rolled....
all with the same, sweet dough.







 Since we like a little more sweet cookie,
I made a delicious simple icing of powdered sugar and whipping creme.
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE...!!

 Over the course of just a few days,
we ate a plate full and
the rest went into the freezer
for some evening when
it's snowing outside,
we have a big, beautiful fire going in our fireplace,
a pot of hot coffee brewing
and looking hi and lo for something SWEET to munch on.
THEN......I remember....
VEE'S
Molasses Cookies...
YUM


My 14 DAYS OF LOVE posts
include many different kinds of love .......and isn't it so wonderful how GOD gave us such big hearts that we can enjoy ALL the different
LOVES  HE so generously has given us....
Love of GOD
love of man
love of family
love of country.........and, of COURSE.....love of  COOKIES !!
and thanks for turning me on to
MOLASSES COOKIES
(made with unsulphured molasses........OF COURSE !)
HUGS, bj
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44 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Molasses is a very wonderful and old fashioned ingredient that I like very much. It goes into my gingerbread cookies I bake at Christmas which look like these.

Kathleen Grace said...

Earl's grandpa used to make molasses cookies and when we visited he would always get them out becasue I told him once how my own grandma had made them and how I loved them. I would always say "I shouldn't I really need to lose some weight." And he would always tell me I was "perfect". I always ate the cookie:>)
Your cookies look just like they shuold, puffy and chewy and delicious!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The cookies sound great BJ, I always have molasses on hand. I put it in chili too. Love the way the rolled ones look-enjoy:@)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love molasses so these cookies look fantastic to me!!! BJ I need you over at my blog if you have a free second!

xo,
RJ

Barbara F. said...

Yummy looking cookies, BJ, I know Vee's post made me crave these cookies. Years ago we called these "hermits"! xo

Debbiedoo's said...

I love molasses cookies. That and ginger cookie are delish too. MMMMM...I can smell these from here Bj!

Tracy said...

Oh yum...I like the partially rolled ones but they look sooo delicious.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a fun post. You know, I have never had a molasses cookie either. Since it's practically my duty to love cookies...I just might give this recipe a try. You couldn't have known it but your reference to the wonderful life you and Mr. Sweet have post retirement and empty nest gives me tremendous hope. Thank you sweet lady. Patty

Loretta said...

My Grammy use to make these for us and we thought they were the best we'd ever eaten! But, Bj...the icing, Lord that's rich...but I'm thinking they are sooooo good, right! lol.
Have a delicious week!
Love ya!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I bet you always have something sweet at your house...yum!!

Vee said...

Yes, they came from Pondside's mother. Pondside grew up in Cape Breton Canada and since my mother's side of the family hails from New Brunswick, Canada, I think it's the Atlantic seaboard thing. I was so thrilled when Pondside knew what I was talking about and sent me her mother's recipe. Now you have gone and made it your own. Glad that you like them! Not to say that Barbara does not remember Hermits, but these are not Hermits as I know them. I actually have a recipe for Hermits in my cooking section.

Zondra Art said...

I love molasses cookies, looks wonderful dear BJ!

Greetings and kisses from the cold Croatia :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I've never had a molasses cookie either so this would be new to me, too! I am going to check out the recipe. They are cute, too!

XO,
Jane

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear BJ!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and leaving such a heartfelt comment. I just loved that. :)Yep, I am sure mother-in-love is making pretties for everyone up there in Heaven.

I love molasses cookies. I have an old recipe that my mother used to make at christmas. They were called Molasses Crinkles. The dough was very thick, and you rolled them into balls, then dipped them in white granulated sugar. Sprinkled a few drops of water on them before baking, and that gave them their "crackled" look. They looked much like yours only with "crackles". I would have liked them a little sweeter also.

Hugs,
Debbie

Marilyn said...

My Hubby's Grandmother who lived to be 99 made the best molasses cookies known to man!!!!!!!
I love 'em too!!
Have A Great Day!!
Marilyn

Julie Harward said...

How do you eat all these goodies and still be thin?! I would be eating the dough, this looks so good and I'd swear that I can smell it! ;D

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
This is a wonderful post on L O V E! When my sons were little we made cut out sugar cookies every Christmas...my oldest son has such fond memories of those times together! Definitely, cookies are on my L O V E list!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Been craving homemade oatmeal cookies, lately...but it was 70 degrees on the Prairie today.

Madeline's Album said...

The molasses cookies look so good. I bet they smelled good while baking too. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Debbie said...

I need to check out that recipe as soon as I post this. My sister made a sugar molasses cookie wayyyyy back in middle school home ec, and it has been a family favorite ever since. I wonder if it's similar.

And thanks for the info on the molasses. I use Grandmas too so whew.

NanaDiana said...

Oh, BJ. I can't believe you have never had a molasses cookie. I am going to HAVE to give you my Gramma's recipe from ginger molasses cookie with cream cheese frosting. You will wet your pants they are so good. THE ONES you made sound wonderful, too! xo Diana

Stacey said...

My mother in law makes those but I never have. Aren't they old fashioned and wonderful?

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love molasses cookies. Mine are usually thinner and I roll them in sugar before baking them (it has been a long time-so I think that is what I've done). I'm sure your house smelled wonderful!

Amy said...

Archway Cookies makes an amazing molasses cookie....sweet and chewy. They've been my favorite ever since I was young. Nobody else in my family likes them, so I get them alllll to myself.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Bj, I've never had molasses cookies but they sound delicious. I am adding molasses to my grocery list so I can make these. Thanks for sharing the recipe at the Open House Party. xo, Sherry

Sandy said...

Your molasses cookies look delicious. My maternal Grandmother would come and spend a week or two with us when I was growing up. She made the most delicious soft, big molasses and sugar cookies that to this day my siblings and I still talk about. I have a recipe given to me by my cousin that is suppose to be hers but I've never tried to make it. My Hubby is more of a chocolate lover but your posting makes me want to try making my Grandmother's molasses cookies.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Wow! Not sure I've ever had Molasses cookies either! You certainly made them look and sound very appetizing! Will have to give them a try!

Kathleen said...

Every night when I say my prayers I thank God for cookies and cake. And that is why I have more rolls than a bakery! :)
You could make shoe leather sound good!

Sweet Tea said...

This post made me think of my daddy who absolutely loved Molasses on his biscuits. I always wanted to like it because he did, but just didn't like the taste, so I always opted for honey. He said when he was growing up Molasses was considered quite the treat. I'm sure he would have LOVED your cookies!!

Dixie said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... just like Grandma use to make...

;) Dixie

Pondside said...

BJ I am SO happy that you enjoyed my mun's molasses cookies! I love Blogdom!

Rettabug said...

Yippee...I just happen to have some molasses in my cupboard, leftover from making gingerbread houses at Christmas! I'm getting up to check & make sure it is "unsulphured" right now.

Thanks for telling us about Vee's recipe. Cute, cute photos with your cute, CUUuuuttee cups, BJ.

Hugs,
Rett

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love molasses cookies...and I eat the biscuits YOU make with 'lasses on my plate! Way to go Vee...great recipe! ♥

Kelly said...

I've never tried those cookies either (I don't beleive). They sure do look good. Thanks for the recipe.

Nezzy said...

Oh glory to goodness girl, I'm gonna have to dig out my Granny Walden's old molasses cookie recipe and make some for myself.

I remember how very amazin' the house smelled with those cookies bakin'. I have a soft spot for cookie dough...raw eggs and all...I'm darin' that way!!! Heeheehhe!

God bless ya sweetie and have a most amazin' day! :o)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OHHH MY!!!

Beverly said...

My monitor now has tongue marks on it where I licked the screen.

Please pass me a cookie.

The French Hutch said...

bj my mouth is watering for these delicious cookies. I've had them but never made them. You make the recipe look easy. Yum, I can't wait.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your cookies look delicious!

Theresa said...

I want one... NO REALLY I want one RIGHT NOW:) Thanks for sharing the recipe link with me! I LOVE molasses!

Have a blessed day my friend! BIG HUGS!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

These look absolutely delicious, bj! But I'm wondering if putting them in the freezer will deter you from eating them. They look at bit like they'd even be good frozen! LOL!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Those look spectacular! And yes, it is abit surprising that you hadn't had mollasses cookies before. But you certainly took right to them!

Patti said...

This is making my mouth water - they look so delish - but so does everything you bake! And I LOVE my tote bag I won - thanks again!

Beth said...

Hi BJ! Great to stop by and see you tonight. You're always cooking up something delicious! I want to say Happy Birthday to your precious son, too! Happy, happy, happy - that's how I feel when I visit your blog.
Hugs, Beth

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
What a great idea to have a Linky Followers list to replace the one that is going away, I signed up and am your Number 5. I don't have one yet, but know you will come over when I get it. Those Molasses Cookies are to die for girl, sure wish I had one or two to go with this coffee. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen