Spiced Molasses Cookies

These spiced molasses cookies aren’t your typical molasses cookie. I’ve added a little bit of cayenne and cardamom to my traditional recipe. It adds the perfect back-of-the-throat warmth that you won’t expect.

Alright you guys, so I put a leeetle cayenne pepper in my molasses cookie recipe. Crazy? Maybe. Delicious? You better believe it!

I mean they look like normal, innocent, chewy molasses cookies right? However, these cookies have a kick.

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For me baking this time of year is my favorite. I put on some Christmas music… wear my favorite apron and wrangle my girls into the kitchen to help me turn out several batches of cookies. It’s also a little ritual of ours that we dust our noses with flour. But I’ll spare you the picture of our goofy mugs. You are welcome 🙂

So what’s your baking ritual? Do you bake at midnight? Listen to Michael Buble on repeat {it’s okay, I do too!} use margarine instead of butter *gasp*!?!

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This year I wanted to turn up the notch on my traditional molasses cookie recipe. I thought adding a smidgen of cayenne would be just the ticket. I didn’t tell my girls what exactly that quarter teaspoon of “red spice” was until they took a bite. My youngest said “Oooh Mom, these are spicy… I like it!” coming from the child who isn’t a fan of spice was music to my ears. The cayenne adds a touch of heat that will warm the back of your throat ever-so-subtly and takes these regular, chewy molasses cookies to a whole new level.

melted butter

Start by melting 1-1/2 sticks {3/4 cup} of unsalted butter.

pour in melted butter

Next, pour it into a large bowl or into an 8-cup liquid measuring cup.


Then, to the melted butter, add in a cup of granulated sugar.

molasses collage

I like to lightly spray my measuring cup with a little olive oil or coconut oil spray. Because of this, when I pour the molasses into the batter bowl, it glides out effortlessly. You’ll need 1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses.


Give those a quick whisk to combine.

add the egg

Crack in one egg…

whisk until combined

And whisk some more so the egg is thoroughly combined.

dry ingredients and spice!

In a small bowl, combine the two cups of flour, two teaspoons of baking soda, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a half teaspoon each of ground clove, ginger and kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cardamom.

stir it around

Mix those together…

add the dry into the wet

And gradually add them into the molasses mixture.


Use a spatula and mix until just combined.

cover and refrigerate

Next, cover and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.


Once the dough has chilled use a 2 tablespoon scoop to measure out the cookie dough.

cookie ball

Just look at that perfect cookie dough ball!

roll in turbinado sugar

In a nearby bowl I have a half cup of turbinado sugar. Set the dough ball into the sugar and roll it around to coat.

space and bake

Next, place the each of the cookies two-inches apart and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 7-8 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.


Then, let the spiced molasses cookies rest on the baking pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool.

glaze stuff

While my cookies cooled, I quickly whipped up a vanilla glaze.

how to make vanilla glaze

Next, combine the powdered sugar, salt, corn syrup and melted butter. Stir in enough whole milk until it is the desired consistency you want. Lastly, add in the vanilla extract.


I do the drizzle test to check and make sure it’s not too thick or too thin.


Then I pour it into these nifty squeeze bottles…

ready to go

… and selected the tip with the tiny hole…

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Then I squeezed the icing over top of the cooled spiced molasses cookies.

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These cookies aren’t the kind of “spicy” that would set your mouth on fire. More like, the cayenne works perfectly with the cinnamon and spices to create a warm cinnamon-red-hot-candy sensation. It’s just enough heat to warm the back of your mouth.

So you won’t need to chug a glass of milk, although dunking these spiced molasses cookies in a glass of milk isn’t too shabby of an idea.

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After eating these, I’m pretty sure I will always add a little spice to my molasses cookies.

Enjoy! And if you give these Spiced Molasses Cookies a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 24 cookies

Spiced Molasses Cookies

Spiced Molasses Cookies
Cayenne adds a surprising warm touch of heat to these deliciously spiced molasses cookies.
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 47 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar


  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • whole milk, as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan melt the 3/4 stick of unsalted butter over low. Let cool.
  2. Pour the cooled, melted butter into a medium bowl. Add the sugar, molasses and one egg. Stir until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ground cloves, ginger, cayenne and ground cardamom. Stir and then add it to the molasses mixture in thirds. Stir until combined.
  4. Cover and refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375°.
  6. Remove and use a 2 tablespoon scoop and roll into the turbinado sugar and place two inches apart on a lined, rimmed baking sheet.
  7. Bake in your preheated oven for 7 to 8 minutes until the edges of the cookies are golden and the tops have crackled.
  8. Let the baked cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Make glaze and drizzle over cooled cookies.


  1. Combine the powdered sugar, salt, corn syrup and butter into a medium bowl or liquid measuring cup. Thin out with a little milk until it reaches the desired consistency. Add in the vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 174mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 23g Protein: 2g
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125 Responses to “Spiced Molasses Cookies”

  1. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — December 2, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Oooo!! I LOVE the spiced molasses 🙂 cayenne pepper in baked treats are SO good. I always like that extra kick of spice!

  2. #
    Sarah C. — December 2, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Favorite holiday ritual…. hmm…. I guess I’d have to say Christmas Eve Service at church, even though the carols in the candlelight make me cry every dang time.

  3. #
    Tricia — December 2, 2013 at 7:45 am

    My favorite ritual: After Christmas Eve services, we all get in our new jammies, drink cocoa, play Christmas carols & eat birthday cake for Jesus. 🙂

    btw – these cookies bring back happy memories. They’re very similar to a recipe for “labor cookies” that I tried when I was expecting my last 2 girls!

  4. #
    SandyN — December 2, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Baking all kinds of things that I normally don’t make throughout the year, as well as spending time with family!

  5. #
    Amanda — December 2, 2013 at 8:32 am

    My favorite holiday ritual is getting together with my family!

  6. #
    Vicky — December 2, 2013 at 8:38 am

    We make gingerbread men every Christmas!

  7. #
    Rachel — December 2, 2013 at 8:54 am

    That’s hard to choose…probably getting the kids in their jambes for hot cocoa & a drive around to look at Christmas lights!

  8. #
    laurie dipietra — December 2, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Christmas eve at Grandma’s and a birthday cake for Jesus

  9. #
    Kelly T. — December 2, 2013 at 9:04 am

    My favorite tradition is the Christmas tree hunt. Now that we have a family of our own, its so much fun!

  10. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 2, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I LOVE the cayenne. How brilliant. These look so chewy and delicious. Pinned.

  11. #
    Ashley C — December 2, 2013 at 10:11 am

    My favorite “ritual” is doing all of our advents every morning in Christmas. We have our calendar, reading a scripture, and a santa one!


  12. #
    Katie Hubbard — December 2, 2013 at 10:39 am

    My favorite ritual is the entire Christmas day- it always starts with a delicious breakfast, then we find our Christmas stockings (they’ve been hidden), then we read the Christmas story and sign carols and hymns, and finally we gather around the tree and take our time opening presents. Hot soup and games follow into the afternoon and evening. We have a great time with each other!!

  13. #
    Rosemeri — December 2, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I love molasses cookies. This one looks delicious. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks.

  14. #
    Maureen — December 2, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Late night Christmas Eve mass and then making a batch of warm chocolate chip cookies afterwards with my brothers and sisters and then opening one gift.

  15. #
    Holly — December 2, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Eating fondue on Christmas Eve

  16. #
    AshleyW — December 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    These look amazing! Going to try them soon!

  17. #
    itzia — December 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    my favorite holiday ritual is getting together with family.

  18. #
    Leisa Joan — December 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    My favorite ritual would be making all my favorite cookie recipes and handing them out to family & friends. I have like 10 favorites, and try to add a new one every couple of years.

  19. #
    Sarah Beth McGehee — December 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Watching It’s A Wonderful Life while we decorate the tree!

  20. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — December 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Molasses cookies have always been a holiday must for me! I can’t decide if I’m more excited about the cayenne pepper addition or the icing. Awesome cookies, Laurie!

  21. #
    Melanie — December 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    These look delicious – I can’t wait to try them! (and you take such great pictures!)

  22. #
    Melanie — December 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    OH! And my favorite holiday ritual is decorating the tree 🙂

  23. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — December 2, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    These cookies are amazeballs. I adore molasses and love the spicy addition of the cayenne!

  24. #
    Kate M — December 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    My favorite is baking my grandma’s cookie recipes!

  25. #
    Sara b — December 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Love our breakfast casserole on Christmas morning and watching kiddos basking in all their Santa goodies!

  26. #
    Kelly — December 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Cookies look yummy! My favorite ritual is probably decorating the tree. I like looking at all of the ornaments and remembering when we got them.

  27. #
    Alexis K. — December 2, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Making (and decorating!) spritz cookies with my grandma. After 30 years it’s still not old!

  28. #
    stacey — December 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    My favorite ritual is Christmas Eve with my family!!!

  29. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 2, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I love Christmas morning with my mom and brother!

  30. #
    Erica Surman — December 2, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    We bake cookies the day after Thanksgiving 🙂

  31. #
    Julie L — December 2, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    My favorite ritual is driving around looking at Christmas lights together as a family.

  32. #
    Susan Spears — December 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    It’s really hard to pick a favorite ritual! One of them is all the baking I do, and I’m definitely adding these cookies to my list! Merry Christmas all!

  33. #
    Laura C — December 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    My favorite holiday ritual is the Christmas candlelight service and painting sugar cookies.

  34. #
    Brittany H. — December 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I love being with all the different parts of my family! We always plan different nights to keep in the holiday spirit – crafts night, baking cookies, ornament swaps, Christmas light watching – these memories are the best!

  35. #
    Amy Bee — December 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Baking my grandma’s cookie recipes while listening to Bing Crosby Christmas records with my kids 🙂

  36. #
    Emily D. — December 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I don’t have a lot of rituals that are the exactly the same every year, but one thing that stays the same is on the night of either Christmas Eve or Christmas my mom and I snuggle up with baked goods and eggnog or some other seasonal drink and watch The Year without a Santa Claus and It’s a Wonderful Life.

  37. #
    Julia — December 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    simply being home with family, eating a delicious dinner and going to church together!

  38. #
    Diane — December 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Listening to Christmas music leading up to Christmas eve. The best part, though, is Christmas eve service!

  39. #
    Sarah — December 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Cooking with family

  40. #
    Amy L — December 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    When the kids were little we would send up a HAPPY BIRTHDAY balloon for Jesus 🙂

  41. #
    Marie — December 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I love watching The Polar Express every Christmas Eve, cup of hot chocolate (the real stuff!) on hand 🙂

  42. #
    Breanna H. — December 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    My favorite holiday ritual is going out to look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. So sparkly and pretty!

  43. #
    mysweetiepiepie — December 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Baking & decorating cookies of course!!

  44. #
    Sheri S — December 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    My daughters and I make candy for our friends and family every year. We have so much fun and this is probably our last year all together because my middle daughter will be going to college out of state next year.

  45. #
    Jennifer C — December 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    We make a “family gift” to open on Christmas Eve. It’s not necessarily new stuff but we wrap up a Christmas book and movie, some snacks and other things to celebrate Christmas Eve. This let’s us have the kids open something without ruining the “real” presents…

  46. #
    emily — December 2, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    drinking hot chocolate ERRY’DAY. it’s so warm and nummy.

  47. #
    Madeline — December 2, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    My favorite ritual is the advent calendar my husband and I do together. We alternate days and put something homemade in each box day – it’s meaningful and fun!

  48. #
    ChristinePapasian — December 2, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    These look good!! I am a fan of a slight hint of spice in my sweets!! My girls are young and may not like the spice but that way I can keep them all to myself!!

  49. #
    Chanda Nichols — December 2, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    My favorite holiday ritual is decorating the Christmas tree with Christmas music playing while we are drinking hot chocolate.

  50. #
    Whitney — December 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Watching Elf!

  51. #
    Natalie S — December 3, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I always host a cookie exchange party at my house!

  52. #
    Heather B — December 3, 2013 at 12:10 am

    We love going to the Lights before Christmas at the zoo. We then come home and have hot cocoa and snickerdoodles and the kids get to choose a Christmas movie to watch.

  53. #
    Dana — December 3, 2013 at 12:13 am

    mimosas on Christmas morning

  54. #
    Megan L — December 3, 2013 at 12:15 am

    My little sister and I always get to split the spoon and the bowl. It’s tricky to keep track of who had what last, but it never gets old licking the batter off!

  55. #
    Natalie Vandenberghe — December 3, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Baking sugar cookies for my kids to decorate is a fun tradition in our family.

  56. #
    Melissa — December 3, 2013 at 12:48 am

    my favorite tradition is baking the week before Christmas with my aunt, cousins, and mom!

  57. #
    Ruthie — December 3, 2013 at 12:53 am

    the Advent Wreath!

  58. #
    Debbie Bray — December 3, 2013 at 12:53 am

    attending Christmas Eve candlelight services at church with my family

  59. #
    Carly D — December 3, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Card games with the extended family!

  60. #
    Kim C — December 3, 2013 at 1:49 am

    I love baking cookies with my mom and sister.

  61. #
    Kristie — December 3, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I love baking cookies with my family

  62. #
    Debra Schramm — December 3, 2013 at 5:44 am

    My favorite tradition is lunch at my mom’s house on Christmas Day.

  63. #
    Melissa B — December 3, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I think that Christmas is my favorite holiday. Love the music, the cookies, the twinkling lights. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

  64. #
    Di — December 3, 2013 at 7:04 am

    My favorite tradition is making Spritz cookies with the family. The kids love too decorate them with an assortment of sprinkles and holiday candies.

  65. #
    Kiki C. — December 3, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Okay, who let my secret out? Cayenne adds a bright burst of pow to everything and this has been my go-to ingredient in lots of sweets. Love this recipe and thanks for sharing!

  66. #
    Cristina — December 3, 2013 at 7:16 am

    I love watching ABC family films by the fire with some hot cocoa every year!

  67. #
    meg — December 3, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Walking/driving around & seeing the neighborhood lights – always makes me smile!

  68. #
    Pam Gurganus — December 3, 2013 at 7:35 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is eating pizza for Christmas Eve dinner on the fine china and sipping sparkling juice out of the crystal glasses. Then we play games, eat cookies and candies we made, listen to Christmas music and then it all breaks up at 11:30 p.m., we read The Night Before Christmas then the party breaks up so the kids can get in bed before midnight so Santa can come!

  69. #
    Emily Wells — December 3, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Christmas Eve dinner at my mom’s house is my favorite tradition.

  70. #
    Sara D — December 3, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I love decorating the tree & we get to open one gift on Christmas Eve!

  71. #
    Shelly — December 3, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Baking and decorating sugar cookies!

  72. #
    Carly — December 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I just love cooking… The holidays are a great time of year for it because people are prepared to eat. Really though, just the cooking…

  73. #
    Mary K. — December 3, 2013 at 8:51 am

    My favorite is to make about six different sweets/candies for goodie trays for our neighbors and friends.

  74. #
    melanie — December 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I love sleeping under the Christmas tree with my son on Christmas Eve. It’s the one tradition he still wants to take part in.

  75. #
    Denise Geisler — December 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Love spice cookies. Especially with the raw sugar!! Will have to try these.

  76. #
    Marsha A. — December 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Christmas morning breakfast.

  77. #
    Carrie — December 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

    My favorite is baking with my Mom, even though I am a grown-up.

  78. #
    Amy L — December 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Oh my gosh- these are going on my to-do list for this weekend! My favorite holiday ritual though has to be driving around town to look at all of the lights- we normally do it after my birthday dinner on the 23rd.

  79. #
    Carolyn — December 3, 2013 at 10:35 am

    We have an extended family Christmas party every year, the weekend before. The guys all go to the movies that night, after the party, and we girls put on our Christmas socks and play goofy games while drinking hot chocolate and eating popcorn.

  80. #
    jan — December 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Christmas dinner with all of the family.

  81. #
    Tanya B — December 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Every year, I spend Christmas Eve night at my Dad’s house, and my brother and I end up playing video games early Christmas morning while we wait for the parents to wake up. It started because we had to wait for them when he was little, so they could see his reaction to the gifts from Santa. Now that we are older we still just hang out since we always wake up ridiculously early.

  82. #
    Lisa R — December 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Tom & Jerry hot drinks!

  83. #
    Katie — December 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies with my mom!

  84. #
    Kat — December 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Every Christmas we have lox and bagels after opening up our gifts. Thanks for the giveaway.

  85. #
    Shan — December 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is that my family gets together for a breakfast of homemade egg mcmuffins on christmas morning. Its nothing super fancy, but it has a lot of meaning in it. Long since before I was ever born, my grandfather would get up early and start cooking the ham and eggs, and even frying the english muffins on the griddle like a short-order-cook-pro. He’d stand there happily, half whistling to himself as he expertly flipped each egg, timing each family member’s “order” without fail. Lots of butter was used but it was lots of delicious. As I got older, and more patient for christmas morning to begin, (exhausted from a night of last minute present wrapping) the smell of those little sandwiches were the only thing that could get me out of bed… the smell that told me it was Christmas! Now that my gramp is gone, there is a huge hole left in my small immediate family. And even though a mcmuffin isnt much, it is now tradition and so loaded with memories and love.

  86. #
    Pearse — December 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Decorating Xmas tree and baking cookies

  87. #
    Cindy Freeman — December 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I love getting together with family and friends.

  88. #
    Kara — December 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I love baking holiday cookies with friends and family.

  89. #
    Kristy Moser — December 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    My boys love to make a special cake for Jesus and sing and light candles on Christmas Eve.

  90. #
    Chi Chi — December 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve and baking late into the night. Something about putting the kids to bed and spending time with my husband screams Christmas!

  91. #
    Vicki F — December 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Our family tradition revolved around a baking marathon over a weekend with as many people as could attend pitching in with our family favorites. My grandmother always made fudge and homemade mints and I made the spritz and almond crescent cookies.

  92. #
    Yashica — December 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Just getting together with family and playing games, enjoying the company

  93. #
    emily willingham — December 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    my favorite Christmas tradition is putting up the tree with my daughter – love it!

  94. #
    Kristen — December 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    My favorite tradition is the tree decorating! Nothing like doing that with some christmas music in the background and some hot cocoa!

  95. #
    Karen M — December 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I love decorating the tree. I have ornaments from all the places I have traveled to.

  96. #
    Kim — December 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    baking cookies with my sister is my fav tradition!

  97. #
    Zandra — December 3, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    My favorite tradition is meeting at one family member’s home for breakfast on Christmas Morning.

  98. #
    Ellen Renee — December 3, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I love making homemade treats to give to all my family, neighbors and co-workers.

  99. #
    Michele aka Goat Girl — December 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    My favorite Holiday tradition is driving around on Christmas Eve for at least 2 hours at looking at all the light displays at people’s homes.

  100. #
    Leslie — December 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I’ve always loved reading TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS with my sons on Christmas Eve. I look forward to doing the same with my brand new granddaughter.

  101. #
    linda sch — December 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    baking christmas cookies all month

  102. #
    Maria — December 4, 2013 at 12:04 am

    My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree! As a kid we’d go cut down a tree and my Grandma would come over and help decorate it and my Mom would put on Christmas music! Makes me miss home and my Grandma!

  103. #
    Cassie — December 4, 2013 at 12:36 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is the tree — it’s not Christmas for me without that smell.

  104. #
    Annette — December 4, 2013 at 1:54 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking.

  105. #
    D SCHMIDT — December 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Our favorite tradition is baking cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.

  106. #
    Tori — December 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Sticky buns and hot cocoa for Christmas morning breakfast!

  107. #
    Wehaf — December 4, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I love reading a holiday book out loud on Christmas Eve.

  108. #
    Jen L — December 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Spending time with family and cooking

  109. #
    Carla S — December 4, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    My favorite holiday tradition is getting together and baking,then opening a present the night before.

  110. #
    Desiree H — December 5, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Playing board games with the family!!

  111. #
    Melissa L. — December 5, 2013 at 1:14 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas dinner with family! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  112. #
    Monica — December 5, 2013 at 2:04 am

    They look awesome! I’m always on the lookout for a great molasses cookie!

  113. #
    Monica — December 5, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Looking at the Christmas lights and ‘fake snow’ from the different neighborhoods in so cal! One house has a snow machine every year. The kids love to watch the ‘soap’ flakes falling from the sky 🙂

  114. #
    Vicki Long — December 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Making white “chocolate” dipped pretzels.

  115. #
    Joanna — December 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree!

  116. #
    Elizabeth — December 5, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I love making gingerbread with eggnog whipped cream for breakfast on Christmas morning. My family loves it too!

  117. #
    Phyllis — December 6, 2013 at 12:14 am

    We love to decorate sugar cookies with our grandchildren.

  118. #
    Eva — December 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    i love my christmas pickle tradition- you have to the find the pickle in the tree the fastest and you win a prize!

  119. #
    julianne — December 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    every year my fiance and our families go to la salette (a shrine of sorts all decorated with lights) around christmas eve and we stroll around with hot chocolate. it’s my favorite!

  120. #
    Lisa S — December 6, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Cookie baking and tree decorating with friends and family

  121. #
    Kathy S — December 7, 2013 at 12:55 am

    We love to make Gingerbread Houses.

  122. #
    Mark — December 7, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Hard to choose just one…but I love filling the house with great smells, from baking sweets, crock pot cooking all day, and baking bread. I really love sharing traditions from my youth and home (Albuquerque) with my kids. Food like Posole, home made tortillas and tamales. And traditions like luminarias.

    Oh, and love listening to the “12 Pains of Christmas” till I’m crying!!!


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    Carolsue — December 7, 2013 at 3:01 am

    It is making Christmas cookies with the kids every year, then letting them take them to their friends’ house.

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    Amy L — December 7, 2013 at 6:51 am

    My favorite tradition is baking our family recipes which are the same ones that my great-grandmother brought with her from Italy.

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    KaySue — December 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    My favorite holiday tradition is making Christmas treats for our family gatherings.

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