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Soft Molasses Drop Cookies

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  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 48
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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.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

*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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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