Ultra crispy, full of festive flavors, chewy, seriously SO SO good–these molasses snaps are everything you want in a Christmas cookie. They’re so different yet familiar that they’re sure to be the delicious surprise in your cookie tins and trays this year.
I’m always looking for and trying out different cookie recipes this time of year. It’s great and assuming that you’ll make your favorite classic standbys like chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and snickerdoodle, but I like to throw in something a bit different and unexpected. Enter these cookies.
They’re called Molasses Snap Cookies because they have that favorite holiday flavor of molasses in them, of course, so they’re snappy in flavor but also in texture. They’re a super crisp cookie that snaps when you break it apart. The flavor is just delicious as the cookie sort of melts in your mouth. It’s kind of like a candy in that way. But a chewy sort candy. Yum. It’s just hard to explain if you’ve never had a lacy kind of cookie like this before. It’s a recipe you just simply need to try.
The cookie is paper-thin. Buttery. Flavorful. Be careful to neither under or over bake these. Ten to twelve minutes is all you need then once removed from the oven, let them set on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes. They will harden as they cool.
I enjoyed my molasses snaps with a cup of coffee, because what’s better than coffee and cookies? But I’ve heard these are amazing with vanilla ice cream as well. I’ll let you be the judge of that. 🙂
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.