Molasses Cookies with White Chocolate Glaze

Keep your cookie jar filled to the brim with robustly flavored, melt-in-your-mouth cookies!

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 42

3/4
cup shortening
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup molasses
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup white baking chips
1
teaspoon shortening

  • 1 1. Heat oven to 375°F. Mix 3/4 cup shortening, the brown sugar, molasses, vanilla and egg in large bowl with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except white baking chips and 1 teaspoon shortening. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 2 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Heat white baking chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in small microwavable bowl uncovered on Medium-High (70%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave 15 seconds at a time until mixture can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over cookies.

Expert Tips

For a crinkly look, dip the tops of the dough balls into granulated sugar and place sugar sides up on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle each ball with 2 or 3 drops of water before baking.

Either mild- or full-flavor molasses can be used in these cookies--you get to choose.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
105
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
80 mg
80 %;
Total Carbohydrate
14 g
14 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.