Christmas cookies made with molasses are a good change of pace — and a good way to introduce some dark, sticky goodness to your cookie mix.
Ingredients: 3/4 cup sugar; 1/2 cup light molasses; 1/3 cup water; 3/4 cup softened butter; 1 1/4 cups sifted flour; 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder; 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon; 1 cup chopped nuts
Baking: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine sugar, molasses, water and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Stir until butter has melted.
Sift flour, baking bowder and cinnamon. Fold into sugar mixture, then fold in nuts. Drop mixture by tablespoons onto prepared sheets, leaving 3 inches between each.
Bake 12 minutes. Cool completely on parchment then carefully peel off.