Dec 052016
 
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When I shared Gram’s recipe for Corn Fritters with you the other day, I mentioned how this time of year is when I seem to miss her most.  Spending time in the kitchen with her was something I always loved.

These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Drop Cookies are topped with a maple glaze and a bit of walnut.

I’m fortunate to have many of my favorite recipes that were hers on recipe cards in her own handwriting.  For many years she always tucked one or two into my stocking at Christmas so I could add them to my collection.

One recipe I didn’t have, though, was for her Soft Molasses Drop Cookies.  Her molasses cookies were another one of my favorite holiday cookies and lately I have been craving them.  So I texted my Mom who texted my Aunt who sent me a picture of the recipe.

Soft Molasses Drop Cookies

These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Drop Cookies are topped with a maple glaze and a bit of walnut.

These soft molasses drop cookies are full of warm spices that really invoke the feeling of the holidays.  The glaze and walnut on top are optional but they are my favorite way to eat them.

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Soft Molasses Drop Cookies with Maple Glaze
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Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup shortening or margarine
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 T milk
  • 1 tsp. maple flavoring
  • walnut pieces or halves, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together the egg and shortening.
  2. Add in flour, ginger, salt, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and baking soda. Mix.
  3. Stir in water and molasses to make a thick dough.
  4. Place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 400.
  6. On a baking sheet drop dough by small spoonfuls or a small scoop (which helps keep the cookies uniform in size).
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  8. While cookies bake, make your glaze by whisking together confectioners sugar, milk, and maple flavoring.
  9. While cookies are still slightly warm, spoon on or drizzle with glaze.
  10. Top with a walnut piece, if desired.

My Gram originally called these Frosted Molasses Cremes but everyone else just called them soft molasses drop cookies.  Whatever you call them, you can just call them delicious.  They’re soft and spicy and that little bit of sweetness on top is absolutely perfect.

These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Drop Cookies are topped with a maple glaze and a bit of walnut.

Before my Gram passed away, she occasionally stayed in an adult care facility to get caught up on her rest while they made adjustments to her medication or while she was receiving a little rehab.  Those ladies took such great care of my Gram that I make it a point each holiday season to try to show my appreciation to their profession.

Member's Mark Family Caregiving products at Sam's Club

This year I picked up some Member’s Mark caregiving products from Sam’s Club.  They have pretty much everything you would need at a great value, and their products are designed for superior protection and comfort with attention to skin wellness.  Sam’s Club is your one-stop shop for all of your caregiving needs, and you get exclusive benefits by being a member at Sam’s Club.

These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Drop Cookies are topped with a maple glaze and a bit of walnut.

I picked up a few packages of Member’s Mark Premium Adult Washcloths 240 ct and will be donating them to a local adult care facility in the area.  I’m also going to drop off a tin full of Gram’s soft molasses drop cookies for the staff to enjoy.  Something my Gram always did every year well before she ever had need of their services.

These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Drop Cookies are topped with a maple glaze and a bit of walnut.

What Family Caregiving items and treats will you share with an organization in your area?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  8 Responses to “Gram’s Soft Molasses Drop Cookies with Maple Glaze”

  1. These sound so amazing!! YUMMY!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  2. Your Gram sounds like she was a wonderful, kind person, and by the looks of the cookies, she must have been a fantastic cook! Molasses cookies are one of my favorites, and I can’t wait to try this recipe! I didn’t know Sam’s Club carried caregiving items. I will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate It!

  3. Every cookie should come with fond memories. And this one looks yummy as well.
    Amalia
    xo

  4. I can almost taste your amazing cookies! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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