Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies – Guest Post: Donna Kosis

Several weeks ago I had the blessing of spending some time with my special friend, Donna. We have know each other for over 20 years and in another season of life we used to do craft boutiques with our friend, Dorothy. Donna is extremely talented especially in the kitchen so when she showed up with a basket full of her goodies for my daughter who had just had a baby – it was a natural fit to request a guest post from this special woman.

Molasses Cookies - Bag

Thank you, Donna, for sharing with Deliciously Inspired.


As an adult, I have many fond memories from my childhood.  One of those is that of homemade cookies from my mother’s kitchen.  I can’t remember her ever buying “packaged” cookies.  As I became a mother, I carried on that tradition and although my children are young adults, I still have a tendency to  bake cookies every week.  My children know where to find the cookies in the freezer as well as the prepared cookie dough awaiting the oven.

As a guest on my friend Debbie’s  blog, I  am excited to share a recipe that is a keeper.  When I prepare this cookie dough, I only make one recipe at a time (usually for the best results) and I only bake 1-2 dozen and then freeze the rest of the dough.  

Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
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  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1/2 ground nutmeg
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
  6. 1 ½ cups sugar
  7. ¾ cups (1 ½ sticks) butter – softened
  8. 1 large egg
  9. ¼ cup molasses
  1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. with a mixer, beat butter and sugar until combined, beat in egg and then molasses. Gradually add in dry ingredients just until dough forms.
  4. pinch off and roll dough into balls, each about the size of a nickel. then roll each ball into sugar. ( I like to use the large grain sprinkle sugar).
  5. arrange the balls on a baking sheet about 3 inches apart and bake about 10-15 minutes until cookies are firm. they will crackle .
  6. store in an airtight container up to 4 days or freeze.
  7. the remaining dough, I roll into ball place in a freezer bag and bake as need for gift giving or company.
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Donna - Baby Gift1
I know this gift was for my daughter and her family but the time Donna put into this didn’t go unnoticed. It was a hug in a basket and made me feel happy to have her celebrating such a happy time with me.

Molasses Cookies - inside basket
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudge and Biscotti were also part of this gift basket.

A tip from Donna – take the 40% discount coupons in the newspaper to the craft stores and see what they have. You never know what you’ll find – like these cute bags for treats.

Now wasn’t that fun? Maybe we can convince Donna to come back and guest post again.

I’d love to hear about a time when someone did something unexpectedly nice for you and touched your heart.