Merry Molasses Cookies

Merry Molasses Cookies

Bake up an old-fashioned spicy molasses cookie, rolled and cut to satisfy all cookie monsters.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

4:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

 

About 3 dozen cookies

Cookies
1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup shortening
4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
cup full-flavor (dark) molasses
1/2
cup water
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice
Glaze, if desired
3
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
  1. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients. Cover; refrigerate dough at least 3 hours or until firm.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F. Generously grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. On generously floured cloth-covered surface, roll half of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch round cookie cutter. Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly in center. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Spread on cooled cookies.
Makes About 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Smother these cookies with glaze, then dust baking cocoa over a stencil to jazz them up for the holidays.
Substitution
Mild-flavor (light) molasses or honey can be substituted for the dark molasses for a slightly different flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 135mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 11g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.