my nana’s halloween cookies — molasses with cream cheese frosting — have been a staple of my october every year since i can remember. with heaping spoonfuls of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, it doesn’t feel like fall until i’ve smelled these babies fresh out the oven, thanks to my mom. being in DC this year, i needed to make them myself, so after a preliminary (and successful, i might add!) batch for matt, i made another for my coworkers for our first day back after the government shutdown. and they never fail to please!