by Tyler Hennegin
The weather has started to cool and the leaves are beginning to turn. Fall is here, and that means the holiday season is just around the corner. There was always something special about this time year when I was growing up. Valentine’s day was okay, and Easter was good too; but Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas…those were always the big 3 in my mind.
I have lots of great memories centered around this time of year, but wanted to share a recipe from my Grandma for her Molasses cookies that she would make for us. I asked her for this recipe while I was in college and still have the hand written instructions in her perfect cursive. Whenever I make these for my children, it reminds me of her and brings back a bit of the magic that the Holiday season held for me as kid.
1 cup butter (2 sticks) ¼ tsp salt
1 ½ cups sugar ½ cup hot coffee
1 cup Molasses 2 tsp baking soda (dissolved in the hot coffee)
½ tsp nutmeg 6 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp cloves
Mix together and roll into balls (about the size of a walnut) and then press down flat. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
Dissolve 1 pkg of Knox gelatin in ¾ cup cold water. Add ¾ cup sugar. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for 10 min, then allow mixture to cool.
Pour mixture over 1 ¾ cup of powdered sugar and beat until foamy. Add 1 tsp of baking powder, a dash of salt and 1 tsp of vanilla.
Beat until thick and then spread over cooled cookies.
Should make about 40 cookies.
About Tyler Hennegin
Sports lover, Dad of one son and one daughter, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3825
Tyler has worked at MAX since January of 2011 and has 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Watching his children be active in sports like soccer, gymnastics, football and basketball keeps him busy and hopping around town.