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Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

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  • Yield: 16 cookies
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 30 mins

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, or margarine
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • Powdered Sugar Icing (see recipe below)

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves. Beat until combined, scraping bowl. Beat in molasses and eggs until combined.
  3. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Stir baking soda into sour cream. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture (batter will be sticky).
  4. Use a 1/4 cup measure or scoop to drop mounds of dough about 4 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 9 to 12 minutes or until cookies spring back when touched lightly with your finger. Dont overbake. Cool on wire racks. Frost with icing. Makes 16 cookies.

Powdered Sugar Icing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the mixture is spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies)

chol. (mg) 45, Fat, total (g) 8, cal. (kcal) 231, carb. (g) 37, sodium (mg) 186

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