Soft Molasses Drop Cookies

Soft Molasses Drop Cookies

The wonderful aroma and flavor of these spiced cookies will bring back memories of Grandma's kitchen! Make it your way with the delicious variation below.

Prep Time

55

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

 

About 4 dozen cookies

1
cup sugar
3/4
cup sour cream
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup shortening
1/2
cup molasses
1
egg
3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour*
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon salt
Additional sugar
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat sugar, sour cream, butter, shortening, molasses and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
  2. Onto ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Sprinkle with additional sugar while warm.
Makes About 4 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*If using self-rising flour, omit baking soda and salt.
Recipe Variation Soft Molasses Cookies with Vanilla Frosting: Bake and cool cookies as directed in step 3, except omit sprinkling with sugar. In large bowl, stir 3 cups powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 2 to 3 tablespoons milk until smooth and spreadable. Frost cookies.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.