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~ donna's frosty soft molasses ginger cookies ~

Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

A wonderful frosted soft molasses ginger cookie. Add these to your Holiday cookie trays, they're sure to please. My aunt Donna always received requests from people to make these for their trays. They bought the ingredients and paid her pretty hefty for making them. She didn't mind at all, as she loves to bake. I hope you try them sometime, I just love the prettiness the frosting & nut adds. Enjoy! Enjoy!

yield 4 - 5 dozen
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ~ donna's frosty soft molasses ginger cookies ~

  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    un sulphered molasses
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    each - baking soda, ground cinnamon & ground ginger
  • 2 3/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    each - salt and ground cloves
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 4 tsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 tsp
  • about
    3 tablespoons milk
  • walnuts
    to garnish if desired
  • sometimes
    she added a pinch of cinnamon to the frosting

How To Make ~ donna's frosty soft molasses ginger cookies ~

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. In another bowl, mix together the flour, spices and baking soda. Start beating in flour a little at a time, alternating with the milk - end with flour. Stir in the nuts.
  • 2
    Spray cookie sheet with bakers joy or grease. Place batter by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on sheet. Bake for 9 - 10 minutes or until they spring back when touched. I take mine out when they look like they could cook 1 more minute as I don't want them getting too brown on bottom and like them a little chewy. Place on cooling rack and cool completely.
  • 3
    Make frosting. In a small bowl, whisk butter with flour, add vanilla and milk until you reach your desired consistency. Spread each cookie with about 1 tsp frosting. Top with a walnut if desired. Note: These are great without frosting too.