Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 8 dozen
- 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup light molasses
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and molasses. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Roll into walnut-sized balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets (do not flatten). Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until done (centers will be slightly soft).
- In a small bowl, beat the confectioner's sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Frost cookies while warm.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 154 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Sep 8, 2016
Delicious. Nice and soft.
Dec 10, 2014
These turned out perfect. Next time I would double the frosting.
Sep 21, 2014
Love this recipe! Really easy, tastes delicious, makes a large quantity, and uses things that I always have on hand. I am going to make these again next week for a teacher appreciation lunch at my children's school. Really, really good!!!
Mar 29, 2014
We have Alumni Board meetings at my Alma Mater 4 times a year. One of the members brings an assortment of homemade cookies to every meeting and passes them around..we all look forward to "Dave's Cookies". He apparently also makes them daily for the Nursery and Christmas tree farm he owns. They are all delicious, but one caught my attention. I asked him for the recipe and he immediately produced the Molasses Creams recipe from the TOH magazine. I couldnt wait to get home to try them, and they are a favorite at my bakery!To PTuttle...I am sure your baking soda was probably the culprit. I've never had a problem making these. Also..ry using parchment paper on your cookie sheets..the cookies wont stick to it!
Dec 2, 2010
These are my sister's favorite Christmas cookie!
Nov 23, 2010
I made these cookies last Christmas and plan on baking them again this year. I found them to be very addictive. Will make more of the frosting. Let cool before frosting and storing. Smell like Christmas and melt in your mouth.
Dec 22, 2008
I had lots of problems with this recipe. The cookies didn't rise at all and spread out very wide and very flat. As a result they were rather difficult to remove from the ungreased cookie sheet. Since there is no baking powder in the recipe I'm wondering if my baking soda had been around too long and had lost its potency. The cookies still tasted good but they were more like a softer version of a gingersnap than I expected. Does anyone have any ideas about what went wrong?