How was your Thanksgiving?!? We spent the week (well, half week technically) with my family in Georgia so I took a mini break from the blog in exchange for some much needed family time. Oh my, was it wonderful!
Spending hours just hanging out in the kitchen (eating and cooking and eating some more), watching movies, chatting, being lazy, singing Adele on repeat—- you know, that stereotypical holiday family stuff that just feels so right this time of the year. And of course the food! Man, we really killed it this year. The mashed potatoes, the roasted vegetables, the stuffing, the homemade bread, the sweet potato casserole, the DESSERT… I swear I could have eaten that meal all. night. long.
Ohhh, and we got my wedding dress!! I guess that’s a pretty big life event that happened in those three short days too 😉 I went shopping with my mom, my sisters, and my grandma and it was amazing how quickly we ALL knew when we found the one. IT’S SO PRETTYYYY! I guess I’m a little biased. But it’s going to take all my will power to keep it a secret (which I’m noteably terrible at keeping) for the next 10 months. Challenge accepted.
Now that Thanksgiving has officially come to a close, it’s about time we start talking holiday baking! I’ve been trialling some of my favorite classics and new recipe ideas over these past few weeks and I’m SO excited to share the first of many with you today: Soft Coconut Oil Molasses Cookies!
What are your feelings on molasses cookies? Love them, hate them, ehhhh, if they’re on the table, I’ll eat them? I LOVE them! They miiiight be my favorite Christmas cookie. Well, besides buckeyes of course. But they’re definitely a close second. But not the crispy kind. I like my molasses cookies to be soft and chewy… almost melt in your mouth style. So I set out this year to create a lighter version on this holiday classic and the result is truly magical!
These cookies are made with half whole wheat flour, coconut oil in place of butter, and MUCH less sugar than my original family recipe for traditional molasses cookies. They turn out to be that perfect balance of sweet and spicy— making them utterly addictive. Now go serve them up with a big mug of chai tea and bask in front of that Christmas tree!! <— best thing ever