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The holidays wouldn't be complete without a jar of these spice cookies.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2005
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  • anthonywilliamd
    11 DEC, 2017
    Very good cookies! I intend to make these again. The texture is dead-on for what I expect from a molasses cookie: uniformly thin with light crispiness to the edges and bottom while remaining dense and chewy in the center. These spread into nearly perfect circles with a wonderfully crackled top while baking. The flavor is very buttery, mildly spicy, and sweet with an ever-so-faintly salty counterpoint to the sweetness. For my personal tastes, however, I prefer a more intense spiciness. In my next batch I will certainly punch up the spices (likely doubling) and will maybe add some ginger.
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  • sofia_mayfield
    26 DEC, 2016
    I doubled this recipe to make for family members. We were under a time crunch and rushing. Although, these were the easiest of the three cookies to make. The cookies took only about 5-8 min. The ingredients were very basic, but they turned out wonderful. The cookies were full of spice and deliciously chewy. Although after a while, they did harden quite a bit, but that didn't bother me as much. I really recommend to new bakers and wants to try something new. Great recipe!!
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  • dz227
    17 JAN, 2016
    Not only were the cookies delicious but making them was super easy! This recipe has been saved and will be used again and again!
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  • mpg060598hotma
    20 OCT, 2015
    I followed the recipe perfectly however my cookies turned out slightly salty and they puffed up and became rock hard... Any idea what I did wrong?
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    • MS11956623
      6 DEC, 2015
      That's sad...as I've never had this occur. Have you checked the temperature of your oven? Maybe it's running too hot. I know I have to watch mine over the years. I pull the cookies out when they still look soft (10-11 minutes), then let them sit on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooking rack. Don't give up on these. They're pretty darn good. (I also add minced up crystalized ginger for an added kick.)
  • MS10270700
    1 JAN, 2015
    A new favorite. Made them when another recipe didn't work out. Glad I did!! The person I made them for insisted I make them again when we had a cookie exchange for Christmas. Super easy and flavorful.
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  • MS112593278
    7 DEC, 2014
    one of our go-to favs. use farmer's eggs, and they lend light, fluffiness to the middle. also, i add fresh (not dried) ground ginger. teaspoon? yummo! definitely give these the full 15 minutes of baking.
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  • ellab
    4 DEC, 2014
    Has anyone tried this with margarine? There are dairy intolerant people in the family and I'm looking for a good dairy free molasses spice cookie recipe.
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  • bethinnashua
    23 NOV, 2014
    Delicious! Made the recipe gluten free using Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix. I'll likely double the recipe next time.
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  • Jess Taylor
    16 NOV, 2014
    I made these two Christmases ago as a gift for everyone in my rather large family. Last year I didn't and I had an aunt ask me why. These are so good I'm in the process of doing the math for 44 dozen right now (family, cookie exchange and kids' teachers and bus drivers). If I don't make these, people get angry, they're that good!
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  • Teresa6
    20 FEB, 2014
    Chewy center and crisp outside are great. I made these for someone else but fell in love with them even though I would put myself in the chocolate cookie category. I spaced 3" apart and only cooked one sheet at a time as directed. The cookies were perfect each time. I also put dough in fridge between batches making it easier and less sticking when rolling the dough into balls. Enjoy.
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