TWD: Sugar Topped Molasses Spice Cookies & GIVEAWAYS!

by Holly on December 1, 2009

It has been for.ev.er since I got to make something for TWD. Sheesh. Admittedly, I haven’t actually been baking or cooking much lately either – or what I have has been just the basics. I want to bake more, but while the spirit is willing, the body has been tired and weak. Today is officially the start of my third trimester so I’m trying to remember not to overdo anything either since I have no doubt overdoing it is part of what aggravated things during my last pregnancy.
As for this pregnancy, other than being nervous about what may or may not go wrong, things are going fairly well. I’m on track weight wise, etc etc etc so we’re just happy to be plugging along. We’re thoroughly grateful for that, so we’ll just keep things going along those lines as best we can!
These molasses cookies, chosen a couple weeks ago by Pamela of Cookies with Boys were a breeze to make and were satisfactorily spicy and molasses-y, which I happen to love. I didn’t bother with flattening them since I wanted them to stay thicker and chewier. The only change I made was to roll them in coarse raw sugar instead of regular sugar for that thicker sugar coating and crunchy, sparkly effect.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

Today of course also marks the first day of December. To celebrate one of my favorite months of the year I have a series of great giveaways planned this month, so please be sure to check back. To kick things off I wanted to feature a favorite source of gorgeous aprons that any kitchen lovin’ gal would be supremely thrilled to receive as a gift this holiday season.
The Hip Hostess has graciously and generously agreed to offer up an apron of your choice to one lucky winner from their website (shown is their newest gorgeous addition – Melon Splash)!!
All you have to do to have a chance to win is leave a comment on this post saying which apron on their site you would choose if you win. The contest will run between now and Friday, December 4th at midnight (MST). The winner will be chosen using Random.org.
Just in case that isn’t enough, The Hip Hostess is also offering 15% off orders through December 15th for my PheMOMenal readers! Just use the code PHEMOM (all caps) when you order!
For additional entries please do any or all of the following – please leave a separate comment for each item you do. If you already do any of these things, please just leave a comment letting me know.
1. Sign up to be on The Hip Hostess’ Mailing List – you’ll find out about sales, specials, etc, so if you are an apron lover like me (or know one) it is worth it!
2. Tweet this giveaway and let me know by including an @PheMom in the tweet – that way I get your twitter name so I can follow you in case I don’t already!
3. Subscribe to PheMOMenon (in the sidebar)
4. Follow me on Twitter @PheMom
5. Become a follower of PheMOMenon (in the sidebar)
6. Add my new adorable blog button to your blog (isn’t it ridiculously cute!) – you can grab the code right there in my sidebar.
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{ 91 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda December 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Loved those cookies, they were so good! So glad your pregnancy is going well!

I loved those Sheath aprons, especially the cherry print!

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Amanda December 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I'm following you (he he)

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Amanda December 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I also follow you on twitter 😉 Good luck to all. How nice of your friend to offer up this pretty prize

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chocolatechic December 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I'm following you.

Those cookies look great.

I'm also holding a contest on my blog.

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Pamela December 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Your cookies look great! Glad to read that you are feeling okay and taking care of yourself. I'm glad you baked the cookies and enjoyed them. We loved them and I've made them 3 times aleady! Yikes! Cute apron. I follow you on twitter!

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Anne December 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm

It's a close call between Pink Licorice and Cherry Me. All the aprons are really adorable.

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Tiff December 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Those cookies look delish! I would choose the Pink Mocha pattern. They are very cute.

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katers December 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I would pick espresso swirl. Yay for the third trimester!

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TeaLady December 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm

These were some of the BEST cookies. Glad you made them. Yours look thick and spicy and delicious.

3rd Tri. Wow!!! Where did that time go. Glad you are feeling better..

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katers December 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I grabbed a button for my blog.

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katers December 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I'm a follower!

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Brooke December 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I love the Chocolate Mint apron and would LOVE to own it. Being a foodie is still new to me and would you believe that I don't own an apron? Anyway, some of my favorite recipes have come from your blog (I still can't make regular enchiladas because we love the Honey Lime Chicken one's too much). Thank you for all you do!

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Brooke December 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm

I already a follower, does that count as an extra entry?

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Quinn December 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm

OH how stinkin fun!!! My favorite apron was the Avocadoa a la Mode… soooooo fabulous!! I'm already following you on Twitter and I already subscribe to your blog. Am now a sidebar follower, too. Happy to hear you're doing well with your pregnancy! xoxo

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Brooke December 1, 2009 at 2:09 pm

I have a great new button for my blog… It's says Phe/MOM/enon! 😀

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Susan December 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Weren't these cookies wonderful?! I have made them twice more since the official baking. Oh, I already follow you on twitter!

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Susan December 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm

And, I just joined followers here. 🙂

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Susan December 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm

And, I just added your adorable button to my blog page.

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Susan December 1, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Almost forgot…All of the aprons are gorgeous, but I think I like the Black a la mode or the Pink Sorbet the best. :}

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doughmesstic December 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Not here to win an apron, but just wanted to say Hellllloooo Stranger! And the new design? Gorgeous! Love it. Now, scoot over to foodbuzz and get yourself an ad or two to start making MONEY!

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Stew and Lindsey Campbell December 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I would love to win the Avocado A La Mode Demi Style apron! Check out our blog: http://lindstewfoodies.blogspot.com/

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Sarah, Maison Cupcake December 1, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Hello! I've added your lovely button to my side bar. Don't worry about the apron if you are not posting overseas, I have been wondering how you are and how long is left to go? Love the new design too – my hubs is still being nagged to finish mine although I have my new logo up.

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Jen December 1, 2009 at 3:42 pm

I can't decide!! I like the sheath style ones in chocolate mint, pink mocha, and avacado a la mode! It's too hard!

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thewhimsicalcupcake December 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm

mmmm pink mocha demi style apron. too cute!!

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thewhimsicalcupcake December 1, 2009 at 4:28 pm

subscribed 🙂

Thank You for subscribing!

Note: This list has a double opt-in confirmation feature.

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thewhimsicalcupcake December 1, 2009 at 4:31 pm

i tweeted about it 🙂

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thewhimsicalcupcake December 1, 2009 at 4:31 pm

and i follow you on twitter 😀

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Cherry Blossoms December 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I love the Pink Sorbet Apron!

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Cherry Blossoms December 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I follow your blog!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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Cherry Blossoms December 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I have your new button here:
peonieblossoms.blogspot.com

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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Cherry Blossoms December 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I follow you on Twitter @cherryblossbaby

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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Cherry Blossoms December 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/CherryBlossBaby/status/6239693376

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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Maria December 1, 2009 at 4:38 pm

You know I stalk you on twitter:)

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Maria December 1, 2009 at 4:40 pm

The black al a mode is my favorite. That was our wedding colors/theme:)

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Barbara Bakes December 1, 2009 at 4:44 pm

The cookies look delicious! I like using sugar in the raw too! I love the Black a la Mode apron.

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Jen December 1, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Espresso Swirl! Cute!

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scorpiowoman December 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I subscribed to the mailing list

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scorpiowoman December 1, 2009 at 6:29 pm

My favorite apron is black a la mode. These aprons are so original

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Sara B. December 1, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Avocado a la Mode would be perfect in my kitchen. I'm a bit of an apron fanatic…thanks for the giveaway!

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Sara B. December 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Avocado a la Mode is my favorite. I subscribe!

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Sara B. December 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm

<3 Avocado a la Mode. I follow you too!

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scorpiowoman December 1, 2009 at 6:44 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway

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scorpiowoman December 1, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I'm following you on tweeter

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scorpiowoman December 1, 2009 at 7:06 pm

I subscribed to PheMOMenon with the RSS

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B December 1, 2009 at 7:20 pm

My favorites are Avocado A La Mode and the Black A La Mode both in the sheath style. So cute!

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Kristen December 1, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I signed up for The Hip Hostess mailing list.

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Kristen December 1, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I have to have the chocolate mint sheath style apron. It is so darling!

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Kristen December 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I am a follower.

stampwithkristen@msn.com

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Kristen December 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I am a subscriber. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Camille December 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm

I love the espresso sheath apron. They really are cute! cool giveaway

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Camille December 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm

I follow you on twitter

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Lillian December 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I love the black a la mode (http://tinyurl.com/yhlhzhh) — it's simple, like me! My aprons are so old and depressing; I'd love a new one.

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Lillian December 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm

I subscribed!

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Gourmified December 1, 2009 at 11:29 pm

SUPER cute button! Glad to hear things are going well so far. Kinda nerve-wracking this 3rd trimester… Your cookies look delish!

BTW, I subscribed.

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Gourmified December 1, 2009 at 11:32 pm

I totally pick the Espresso Apron. SUPER cute!

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Gourmified December 1, 2009 at 11:32 pm

I signed up for the Hip Hostess's mailing list.

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Sell...Party Of 3 December 2, 2009 at 1:25 am

I am just stopping by to say that I am glad that you are in to your 3rd trimester!! That is a big deal. I hope that things continue to go well!

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Sweet as Coco December 2, 2009 at 1:48 am

They look great! I just started my third trimester last week ;). Best wishes to you!

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Christina December 2, 2009 at 2:14 am

What a fun giveaway! I love the black a la mode especially.

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Tran December 2, 2009 at 3:26 am

I am new to your food blog and love what you have already. Can't wait to try out all your deliciousness. I would love the Blk a la Mode.

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The Queen of Quite a Lot December 2, 2009 at 3:34 am

OMG I love the pink licorice one! So so cute.

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The Queen of Quite a Lot December 2, 2009 at 3:35 am

And of course, I follow you on twitter!

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Hornedfroggy December 2, 2009 at 4:29 am

I love, love, LOVE the 'Merry Mixers' apron – that would totally be my choice! 🙂

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Hornedfroggy December 2, 2009 at 4:29 am

Just RT'd your giveaway tweet… I'm 'hornedfroggy' on twitter, too!

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Hornedfroggy December 2, 2009 at 4:31 am

And… I now subscribe to 'The Hip Hostess' emails. 🙂

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Betsy December 2, 2009 at 6:56 am

You have a great blog! I hope your third trimester continues to go well. As for the super cute aprons, I would choose avocado a la mode – sheath style. Thanks!

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Aimée December 2, 2009 at 12:15 pm

OH, the Cherry Me is the one for me! SO cute!

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Gourmified December 2, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I'm following you on Twitter. Haven't figured out how to do anything else on there yet…sigh.

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Dolce December 2, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Your cookies look fabulous. I am so drowling over them… Love the cracks that are a proof of crispy/chewy combination. Yum!
As for the apron, the expresso swirl in Sheath Style is super cute…

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eclecticconnoisseur December 2, 2009 at 10:39 pm

I made these cookies for Halloween and I've been jonesin' for them ever since! I already follow you on Twitter.

If I were to win the apron, I'd choose the Merri Mixers. Too cute!

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Lina December 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm

I love the demi style, but the pick between cherries and pink mocha? Hard!

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redqtip December 2, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Really do love the Melon Splash!
arlene.gunter@gmail.com

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Katrina December 3, 2009 at 4:18 am

Your cookies look de-lish. Hang in there with Tri-3!

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Stephanie :) December 3, 2009 at 6:26 am

I think I'd have to go with the one you have pictured above!

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Martha December 3, 2009 at 10:56 am

Hi,
I love all of the aprons. What fun they are!! I think I like the Chocolate Mint or Pink Sorbet the best. Thanks for a fun giveaway.

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Martha December 3, 2009 at 10:57 am

I am now signed up on the The Hip Hostess' Mailing List.

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Martha December 3, 2009 at 10:58 am

And….Subscribe to PheMOMenon.

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Martha December 3, 2009 at 10:59 am

One more thing….I also became a follower of PheMOMenon. Thanks

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Leah W December 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm

I would definitely choose cherry me!

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Leah W December 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm

And I am following your blog now-Thanks

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Frieda December 4, 2009 at 5:12 am

The pink licorice one is darling. I need to seriously update my apron~

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Frieda December 4, 2009 at 5:12 am

I'm a follower!

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Gourmified December 4, 2009 at 7:13 am

I put your super cute button on my blog! Love it!

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Wendy December 4, 2009 at 3:33 pm

I love the black a la mode! I need something new and exciting. My apron is old and torn… depressing for me. I follow you on twitter, added your button to my blog, and love all your updates. These cookies look delicious! I love it all!

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Laura December 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm

I would get the sheath style in pink sorbet or cherry me. Both are too cute!

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theamazingjohnsons December 4, 2009 at 8:54 pm

They are all so cute but I think I would choose melon splash.
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theamazingjohnsons December 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I'm a follower
tiffdeon@yahoo.com

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Jinii December 4, 2009 at 10:33 pm

I love the chocolate mint apron. So cute!!!

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Diana December 5, 2009 at 6:15 am

Definitely the cherry me, I've had my eye on it for a while!

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The Hip Hostess December 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Thank you to all who entered, we're so flattered by all your sweet comments. A big thank you to Holly, for featuring our Aprons on her adorable blog, you truly are a Hip Hostess!

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Leslie December 5, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I'm glad you're doing well and taking it a little easy. We loved these cookies! I definitely want to try them your way so they aren't as thin.

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