Glad Ideas for Moms

Be A Good Cookie

Tasty treats for everyone, these cookies are the magic of Johnny Iuzzini, award-winning pastry chef and head judge of Bravo's Top Chef Just Desserts. Johnny created these original recipes to inspire people to turn the simple act of holiday baking into an opportunity to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer with the Glad Holiday Cookie Exchange, which will raise up to $100,000 for the non-profit this November and December.

Spiced Raisin Cookies

Makes about 2 ½ dozen cookies


1 stick unsalted butter, diced
1½ cup sugar
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons molasses
3 cups cake flour
1 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
1 ¼ cup raisins



1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

2. Put the butter into a standing mixer with the paddle on low speed. Slowly drizzle in the sugar, raise the speed to medium-low, and mix until sandy and no lumps of butter remain. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition and scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary. Add the molasses and mix until combined.

3. Meanwhile, whisk the flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl until combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until just combined. Do not over mix. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the raisins by hand. Using a small 1-ounce ice cream scoop, scoop level balls of dough and position them 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Use a wet finger to evenly press the tops of the dough down gently.

4. Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, until light golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool the cookies on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.