Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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Orange Gingerbread Tassies

I make big Christmas cookie plates every year and it’s fun to have something with a different shape to include. These have a delicious flavor with the gingerbread and orange, and they are really easy! This is also yummy with lemon zest if you prefer that over the orange. You can also decorate with some candied orange peel if you have it.
—Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, UT

Ugly Sweater Cookies

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for...


Pumpkin Spice Cutouts

Through all the years I've been baking, I’ve never come across a pumpkin cookie recipe that you can actually cut...


Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting

When I spread these spicy gingerbread rounds with my lemony cream cheese frosting, I knew I had a hit. Cardamom...


Gingerbread Kisses

Whether you call them kisses or hugs, these cookies show nothing but love when served warm from the oven. Typically...

Mom’s Molasses Cookies

The kitchen smells so good when Mom is baking these yummy cookies, which we like to make with sorghum. They're...


Molasses Raisin Cookies

These old-fashioned mildly sweet cookies are dotted with walnuts and raisins. We like them soft right from the oven. Later,...

Molasses Cookies

Making these soft, chewy cookies with a rich flavor has been a family tradition since my children were small. At...


Molasses Sugar Cookies

There's nothing really fancy about these cookies, but they're my husband's all-time favorite. He enjoys their chewy, comforting flavor and...


Frosted Molasses Spice Cookies

“These frosted spice cookies are always picked first at the holiday bake sale,“ says Muriel Lerdal, a field editor from...


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Gingersnaps

Friends and neighbors look for these old-time cookies on the goody trays I make for them every holiday. They're irresistible...

Nativity Molasses Cookies

You'll have seasonal spirit well in hand when you cut out these chewy cookies in lamb, camel, star, angel and...


Gingerbread Cottage

This charming gingerbread cottage tastes as good as it looks, thanks to the subtle molasses flavor in this easy dough....


Grandma’s Christmas Spice Cutouts

My great-grandmother made these, and the tradition was passed down in the family—without a written recipe! My mother would always...


Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies

This recipe originally came from my grandmother but I have altered it a bit to add my favorite: chocolate chips....


Chocolate Gingersnaps

When my daughter, Jennifer, was 15 years old, she created this recipe as a way to combine two of her...

Molasses Cutouts

Suggests Deb Anderson of Joplin, Missouri, "You'll have fun decorating these spicy cutouts. They really stand out."


Chewy Raisin Molasses Cookies

Molasses adds a little more flavor to a traditional oatmeal raisin cookie. My husband loves the soft and chewy texture...


Soft Orange Molasses Drops

Orange juice and peel add a slight citrus twist to ordinary molasses cookies. I've also stirred in some chopped nuts,...


Lo-Cal Molasses Cookies

While the dough can be shaped immediately after combining the ingredients, refrigerating it allows the sweet, spicy flavors to mingle...


Molasses Spice Cookies

Many readers wrote in asking how to make the molasses cookies pictured with Marie Fletcher's sorghum memories in the Sept/Oct...


Molasses Butterballs

Better hide these if you want any left—it's hard to eat just one! Good thing they're quick to make.—Zelda Halloran,...


Oatmeal Molasses Crisps

In Amish and Mennonite homes, home cooking is guaranteed delicious. So when I found this recipe in an Amish cookbook,...


Gingered Molasses Cookies

A nice blend of spices and grated orange peel makes these a little different than your basic molasses cookies. My...

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Frosted Molasses Cookies

If my family knows I've baked these cookies, they're sure to gobble them up in a hurry.


Soft Molasses Cutout Cookies

I received this recipe years ago, when my husband and I managed a retirement home. We'd always put out homemade...


Jumbo Molasses Cookies

"These gigantic molasses cookies remind me of the ones my grandmother used to make," remembers Joan Stull of Titusville, Florida....


Molasses Raisin Chews

When I was a child, we always looked forward to visiting my aunt's farm. As soon as we arrived, she'd...


Spicy Molasses Cookies

I found this family recipe in an old cookbook on a timeworn note, handwritten by my stepdaughter's grandmother. It's a...


Soft Molasses Cookies

I've tried a lot of molasses cookies since I was a girl on the farm, and as far as I'm...