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Soft Molasses Drop Cookies

Soft Molasses Drop Cookies
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 48
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.
Updated February 24, 2014
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
60mg
2%
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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