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Molasses Creams

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes - making these treats seems to put me in a holiday mood. Maybe it's the soft centers, or perhaps the spicy aroma of ginger and cloves. Whatever the case, a few Molasses Creams and a glass of milk or cup of warm tea always hit the spot!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 8 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk

Directions

  • 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 Facts
2 each: 154 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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