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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.
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 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.
- 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
- In a large bowl mix together the egg and shortening.
- Add in flour, ginger, salt, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and baking soda. Mix.
- Stir in water and molasses to make a thick dough.
- Place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- On a baking sheet drop dough by small spoonfuls or a small scoop (which helps keep the cookies uniform in size).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- While cookies bake, make your glaze by whisking together confectioners sugar, milk, and maple flavoring.
- While cookies are still slightly warm, spoon on or drizzle with glaze.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.