Christmas cookie

Molasses Krinkles

On my final day of my homemade Christmas I have Molasses Krinkles for you! Molasses Krinkles are one of my favorite cookies. This is another recipe that has been in my family for years. It is sure to be a favorite!

Molasses Krinkles

Although the recipe calls for shortening butter can be used. Oleo is margarine. You can do half and half, all shortening or all butter or margarine.
Molasses Krinkles

You will form your dough into a walnut size ball. I just use a cookie scoop. Then you will roll in sugar.
Molasses Krinkles

Once your dough is rolled bake in a preheated 375* oven for 8-10 minutes.

Molasses Krinkles

Then there you have it. Delicious Molasses Krinkle cookies!Molasses Krinkles

Molasses Krinkles


3/4 cup Shortening (or Butter)

1 cup brown sugar

1/4t salt

1/2t cloves

1/2t ginger

1 1/2t cinnamon

1 egg

1 1/2 t baking soda

4T Molasses

2 1/4 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar, for rolling


1. Cream together shortening/butter and brown sugar

2. Mix in eggs and molasses  and mix well.

3. Add dry ingredients  and mix well.

4. Refrigerate dough for 2-3 hours

5. Preheat oven to 375*

6. Roll dough into walnut size balls and then roll into sugar. Place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

7. Bake for 8-10 minutes

8. Transfer to a cooling rack, cool and then enjoy!

Molasses Krinkles

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms are another must have Christmas treat for my husband. They are delicious peanut butter cookies that rate rolled in sugar and when done baking they are topped with a hershey kiss. I like to add Reeses peanut butter cups also.  Peanut Butter Blossoms are the perfect addition to any Christmas cookie plate.
Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms



  • 1 cup shortening (butter may be used… I use butter in mine)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (remember good quality!)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar for decoration
  • 2 (9 ounce) bags milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped (and I like to freeze mine)


1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

2.In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and stir in the milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

3.Bake for 10 to12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from oven, and immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie. Allow to cool completely; the kiss will harden as it cools.

Peanut Butter Blossoms