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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Betty Crocker Molasses Cookie Review & Giveaway!!

I have never made (or tried!) molasses cookies before, so when Myblogspark & Betty Crocker asked if I wanted to review their new cookie mix, I said  YES PLEASE!  (to be completely honest I've never even heard of molasses cookies before, so this was a great chance to try these with my family!)

When my package from Myblogspark arrived, it contained the following: a package of new Betty Crocker Molasses Cookie mix, a non-stick cookie sheet, a Betty Crocker apron & a mixing spoon.  I couldn't wait to try it all out! 

Of course, if you've read my blog for long, you know that I love mixing it up when it comes to recipes.  I read the directions for the cookies, but I changed things up a bit!

I decided to add some pumpkin puree (aboout 2/3 of a cup) instead of the butter, to cut back on the fat - I usually use apple sauce, but it's almost FALL, so it's time for pumpkin!!  Otherwise I followed the package directions exactly.  But once it was in the mixing bowl, it looked a little lonely, so recipe rebel that I am,  I added two tablespoons of butter - just because I felt bad for leaving it out before!  Then I added about 3/4 of a cup of chopped pecans.  I used a scoop to make larger, uniformly sized cookies on the cookie sheet.  (For me it made 12 large cookies,  but it will make 3 dozen smaller 2" cookies, according to the package.)  I added a couple minutes to the baking time since my cookies were so large.

The first six cookies finished baking and looked great. The flavor was fantastic - you could taste the cinnamon & other spices, which gave the cookies a nice bite! The texture was soft and chewy, and they were delicious, just like a homemade cookie.

I thought I'd change them up a just bit more, so I added a handful of butterscotch chips to the rest of the cookie dough, then scooped them out & popped them in the oven.  As they baked, the chips caramelized a bit, and the flavors of the nuts, spices & pumpkin blended perfectly!! They were divine...

Honestly, I don't know which I liked more!  David preferred the pecan & pumpkin only, while Katie & I liked the pecan, pumpkin & butterscotch variety. Either way, they are sooo good with a cold glass of milk.  I may or may not have had one for breakfast this morning! ; ) 

I'm sure if you aren't a recipe rebel like me, the cookies made according to the directions are just as amazing.  They would be your classic molasses cookies with a hint of spice.  If you try my doctored-up version, be sure to let me know what you think of the recipe!

Betty Crocker has been so kind as to share this link for us to download a 75 cent off 1 Molasses Cookie Mix coupon!  Even better, they are giving one of you a prize pack identical to the one they sent me!  Thanks Betty Crocker!

Betty Crocker Prize Pack!

It's easy to enter: I have a couple of mandatory entries, a couple of optional entries, plus a couple of extra things that you can do daily too!  You have lots of chances to win!  Good luck, y'all!

Disclosure: The prize pack for me and the additional prize pack for my winner were provided by Betty Crocker through Myblogspark.  All opinions given are honest & completely my own!


  1. I have never tried molasses cookies but can't wait to do so. I'm just like you...can't leave a recipe alone. I always have to doctor it up and add my own touch.(

  2. Molasses cookies is actually one of our favorite type of cookies to make during the fall/winter time. To me, it ranks right up there next to Chocolate Chip Cookies. Thanks :)


  3. Never tried this cookie, but it looks great.

  4. Never tried this cookie, but it looks great. Gaye

  5. I left a comment on the Poppy seed Chicken Huts. they look and sound great! Gaye

  6. I have never tried Molasses cookies before, to be honest I had never heard of them! After seeing your pics of the cookies though, I want to try them! :)

    vandango33 at gmail dot com

  7. I have eaten molasses cookies before and liked it, but never baked myself

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  8. I've never tried Molasses cookies

  9. I have never tried molasses cookies, but I have had a molasses cake before that was good.
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

  10. love molasses cookies -I make them with sorghum molasses my husband buys in Ky

  11. I love molasses cookies!!! And it's about time to make them again! :)

    misterjimmy at sbcglobal dot net

  12. I've never tried molasses cookies but would love to!



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