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Frosted Molasses Spice Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Molasses Spice Cookies Recipe

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“These frosted spice cookies are always picked first at the holiday bake sale,“ says Muriel Lerdal, a field editor from Humboldt, Iowa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:90 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 90 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons 2% milk
  • Colored sprinkles, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 83 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, molasses and vanilla. Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and allspice; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, cream shortening and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and ginger. Add milk; beat until light and fluffy. Spread over cookies. Decorate with sprinkles if desired. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Molasses Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 83 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Frosted Molasses Spice Cookies(4)

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

I wanted to add that be sure to double the frosting. You will not have enough if you don't!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

I just ate one warm, and I am slightly disappointed. I expected more of a spice flavor. This recipe needs tweaking. Not enough spice flavor for a molasses cookie. I like the texture, but the flavor is lacking. I hope they are better with icing. Not sure I would bother making these unless I tweaked the recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

These cookies are wonderful! They are so soft and have a great flavor. The frosting makes them extra special. They are one of my top 5 Christmas cookies for sure!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

these cookies are so moist and delicious. A favorite holiday addition.

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