Sunday, November 15, 2009

Frosted Molasses Cookies

~ Sweet Magnolias Farm Family Recipe ~
I thought I would share a wonderful Family recipe with you for Frosted Molasses Cookies Today. With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the way's the time many of us start baking those once a year treats. Frosted Molasses Cookies are a favorite around here ..and well we just never bake enough. It's amazing the people that crinkle up their nose and think that they won't taste good we always tell them just give it one taste and toss it away ...if you don't like it. Needless to say that cookie is gone and they are on to another before you can count 3 ...LOL !!
I wish I had a picture of these baked up ..but since I haven't started my baking yet and can't seem to find any pictures from last year of them ..(they probably were eaten before I had a chance to get a picure) you'll just have to make them for yourselves and try them.
Yes we do ice them with orange frosting ..and before you knock it try it ...The orange frosting is delicious on them !!!
Well enjoy our Family Recipe .....and if you bake some let us know what you think !!!
Soft Molasses Cookies
3/4 cup Shortening*
1 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar*
1 Large Egg 1/2 Cup Molasses
2-1/2 Cups all purpose Flour*
1 tsp Salt
2 tsps Baking Soda*
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Nutmeg
1. Cream together shortening and brown sugar
2. Stir in Egg and molasses and mix well
3. Fold in dry ingredients and stir.
4. Cover and Chill till firm ( 1-2 hrs)
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
6. Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar
7. Place on lightly Greased Cookie Sheet
8. Bake for 9 - 10 minutes ..Leave on sheet one minute until set
Orange Frosting
( Excellent on Molasses Cookies)
1 Box of Confectioners Sugar
1 Stick of Butter
1/4 cup fresh squeezed Orange Juice
1 tsp orange peel
In a Large mixing Bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add half the powdered Sugar....beating well on low to medium speed.
Slowly Beat in the orange Juice...and orange peel....
Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar. If necessary beat in additional Orange Juice to make frosting desired consistency.....


  1. Thanks for the reminds me of a funny family dad for years would rave about his mom's molasses mother tried her best but nothing was as good as her mother-in-laws so one time when Grandma was visiting, my mom asked her about her recipe...what was her secret? Grandma thought for a moment, and said "oh, those cookies? I bought them at the market"

  2. These look wonderful; I love anything 'lasses.


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