Molasses Drop Cookies

Rekindle childhood memories of soft, chewy molasses, cookies when you turn to this holiday favorite!

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 54

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup shortening
3/4
cup sour cream
1/2
cup mild-flavor molasses
1
egg
3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • 2 Mix sugar, butter, shortening, sour cream, molasses and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack. Sprinkle with sugar while warm if desired.

Expert Tips

Instead of a sprinkle of sugar, dress up these moist spice cookies with your favorite white frosting.

Before measuring the molasses, spray the measuring cup with cooking spray; the molasses will slide right out of the cup!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
90 mg
90 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.