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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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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • NicoleA
    23 NOV, 2013
    These have been an all-time family favorite for years. However, we recently and to go gluten & dairy free (GFCF). So, this year I am going to try to make these GFCF and see how they turn out! Wish me luck & I will re-post with an update soon. Peace!
  • baking_abby
    27 OCT, 2013
    These are SO good! Exactly what you need in a cookie, a good crunch on the outside and soft in the middle. I didn't have enough sugar so didn't coat mine but I don't think that mattered. It's not that easy to find molasses in the UK so I dissolved a little dark brown sugar in hot water and that worked a treat. Will be making these over and over I'm sure.
  • TamrynG604
    29 SEP, 2013
    Just made this for the first time and it will definitely be made on a regular basis. I replaced the butter with coconut oil (at room temp.) and next time I make them, I will halve the salt. Thank you for a great winter cookie recipe, absolutely delicious.
  • totlhottigger
    12 JUN, 2013
    My husband and I had got to talking about molasses. He suddenly remembered how much he missed molasses cookies that his mother used to make. Upon searching the web we found this recipe. I just finished baking them! OH MY GOSH! This couldn't be a more perfect cookie. I did pull them out right at 10 mins to keep the chewy....Thank you for sharing this recipe!
  • Whitney6000ft
    10 APR, 2013
    Just made these. Could not be simpler or better. Used a 4 tablespoon ice cream scooper. Under baked - pulled at 10 mins. Cooled until firm.Used 2 rotating sheets.Sandwiched one scoop of premium vanilla between two cookies. I'll try pumpkin ice cream in fall. Cookie recipe is a keeper. Worth your time/effort...really!
  • Kim-ee
    27 DEC, 2012
    Yum Yum Yum!!!!!!!
  • jlinlewis
    8 DEC, 2012
    This recipe is a favorite in my family and at my office. Set a plate of these cookies out and they will disappear in the blink of an eye!

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