Top these little drop cookies with vanilla icing and serve on a dessert tray when friends come over.

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Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, ginger and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a very large mixing bowl, beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add egg and molasses; beat until well combined. Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Using a 1/4-cup measure or scoop, drop mounds of dough about 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten dough mounds before baking.

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  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 12 minutes or until tops are set and do not look wet (do not overbake). Let cookies stand on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Spread cooled cookies with Vanilla Icing.

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  • Store cookie overnight at room temperature or in refrigerator for up to 5 days. For longer storage, store cookies in the freezer. Makes about 32 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies)

187 calories; 12 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 120 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 2 g protein; 49 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 40 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Vanilla Icing

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  • Stir together sifted powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl. Stir until smooth, adding more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make of drizzling consistency.

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