Every family has their all-time favorite Christmas Cookies. These are ours. My Mom and Grandma always called them King’s Cringles. (No idea why – that’s just how it was). Whatever you call these, they’re delicious. I even had a friend come to me and say, “I don’t normally like these kinds of cookies, but I could eat every. last. one. They’re amazing.” So even if you think you’re not a molasses/spice cookie person? Maybe give these a try…and you’ll be my latest convert. 😀
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- Hand mixer or kitchenaid
- Large spoon or (I like to use) one of these handy dandy scoops
- Cookie sheets
- Parchment paper or these non-stick pan liners
- Cooling rack
- 3/4 c. butter
- 1 c. brown sugar (I like the dark brown sugar for more depth, but this is a personal preference) 😉
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c. molasses
- 2 1/2 c. flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- white sugar for rolling dough balls
Method to the
- In a large bowl (or your kitchenaid bowl, if using) cream together the butter, brown sugar and egg until thoroughly combined.
- Add molasses
- Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Scoop and shape dough into balls and roll in white sugar
Baker’s Note: if you wish to have perfectly round balls of dough, you probably shouldn’t let little 3 yr. old boys help roll the balls for you. I however, think they’re adorable – and you won’t even know the difference once they’re baked. 😉
- Bake at 375* for 10 minutes (ovens may vary, so watch them near the end. You’re looking for those gorgeous cracks on top/edges).
- Remove to a rack to cool completely.
Makes approx. 2 1/2 dozen (depending on the size of your cookies)
Now that your house smells like Heaven, gather your people, light the fireplace, snuggle up with a cozy blanket and a cup of coffee (or milk, if that’s your jam- I won’t judge). Grab a
ginormous plateful few of these perfectly chewy, spicy cookies and savor the absolute best flavors of the season.
Fun Packaging Ideas for Christmas Cookies
I thought it would be fun to share with you some cute packaging ideas…
- bus driver
- mail carrier
- UPS or FedEx delivery person
- hair stylist
- anyone who needs a little extra Christmas cheer
This little box I just stamped and tied with white twine.
Lined with parchment paper and filled with cookies, it makes a great little gift.
OR stamp a cute brown paper envelope, apply some fun tape around the top and fill with Christmas cookies! Add some white twine (it’s my fave) and you’ve got the perfect little gift ready to brighten someone’s day.
Check out all these recipes for the best Christmas cookies from some of my blogger friends – SO much yummy deliciousness!