Thank you to Global Influence for sponsoring this post and to Hershey’s for providing product samples so that I could create this molasses cookie recipe for you. All words and thoughts are my own.
One of my favorite parts of any holiday is having an excuse to bake. I really don’t need an excuse, of course; I bake on a pretty regular basis. But when it comes to holiday treats, you tend to go the extra step and make them a little more special than at other times.
Christmas is an obvious time of year to get a little fancy with your cooking, but I have to admit that Halloween has always been the one other holiday where I tend to go all-out. Growing up we had a party at my grandparents’ house each Halloween, and my Gram would bake for two days straight to prep. There were frosted chocolate brownies with jack-o’-lantern faces drawn on, sugar cookies with Halloween-themed words piped on, apple cider, dishes full of Hershey’s candy, and then the icing on the cake: homemade chocolate and vanilla doughnuts fried fresh as you waited.