My parents were creatures of habit. In their pantry they had stocked the same cookies all the time. My dad loved Fig Newtons and my Mom loved Archway brand cookies. I remember because I used to sneak into the cookies at night and enjoy one (or three) myself.
My favorites were always the molasses cookies. Sometimes, my parents would buy the iced cookies and sometimes they would bring home the molasses cookies that were covered in sugar. Either way, they were both super delicious. They were chewy, full of flavor and so good with a big glass of milk.
I wanted to recreate those cookies at home but knew I probably couldn’t get them exactly the same as I remembered, so I thought I’d try for something similar .
These White Chocolate Molasses Cookies came pretty close to being just as good as the Archway ones. My version is made with pumpkin pie spice and lots of sweet molasses and then they are topped with a thin layer of melted white chocolate.
Now, I don’t remember the Archway cookies being iced with white chocolate, but my version of the cookies are going to make my husband happy when he gets them in Afghanistan. He loves white chocolate… so you can say I iced them in white chocolate for him. :)
If you’re looking for more molasses flavored cookies, try my White Chocolate Gingerbread Blossoms. They’re a small, round cookie topped with a dollop of white chocolate… similar to these cookies, but bite size and so good!
If you want a taste of your childhood – if it was anything like mine – then you’ll love these White Chocolate Molasses Cookies.
UPDATE: I sent my husband in Afghanistan a box of cookies for Christmas and he couldn’t stop raving about these cookies. They were his favorite out of the entire box! I guess if the hubby likes them… they’re definitely a winner!