During my childhood, I remember my mom making Ginger Molasses Cookies during the Christmas holidays. These gingery morsels were the perfect cookie to enjoy while watching our favourite holiday TV shows. While other sweeter Christmas cookies such as Cranberry White Chocolate Bars may steal the show for a season or two, there’s a reason that Ginger Molasses Cookies have the staying power to last from generation to generation. Ginger is the herb of Christmas!
My recipe calls for Dark Strap Unsulfured Molasses. You should be able to find this at your local bulk food store. Unsulfured molasses tastes better since it does not contain sulfur. A spoonful of dark strap molasses used to be given to kids to keep them healthy. That’s because dark strap molasses has many nutritional benefits since it contains iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and selenium.
What makes these cookies extra special is the addition of freshly grated ginger instead of the typical powdered ginger. The aroma of ginger will permeate your house when you bake these cookies.
It’s always great to have freshly made cookies to enjoy at Christmas, but sometimes we don’t have time to get all our holiday prep done. This cookie recipe can be whipped up in less than an hour so you could even make them on Christmas Eve!
Ginger Molasses Cookies are also a great cookie to gift. They can easily be placed in a Mason jar without getting damaged. Just put a dozen or so cookies in a Mason Jar and tie the lid with a festive ribbon!
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