Soft Molasses Spice Cookies

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Nor Mac

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@Adashofloverecipepage

Going back to an oldy but goody! This is a recipe I created by changing up an old recipe to be more modern. I added orange zest, spice, raisins, butter, and instead of a rolled cut out cookie. I made it much easier. I also added an icing. Which topped them off nicely. They are so very delicious! They will make a wonderful addition to any Christmas cookie platter.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
2-3 dozen
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    shortening ( do not substitute)
  • 1/3 c
    softened butter
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    dark mollasses ( i used blackstrap brand)
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    raisins optional
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 11 oz
    bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    orange zest optional
  • ALTERNATE ICING

  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 tsp
    orange zest

How to Make Soft Molasses Spice Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 375° Mix on low shortening and butter together. Add in brown sugar and blend well. Add in the egg. Beat on low until blended.
  2. Add mollasses, orange zest snd vinegar. Mix together until incorporated. Sift flour, spices, baking soda,baking powder, and salt in to batter. Mix on low until it holds together well. Mix in the raisins.
  3. Chill dough at least 30 minutes. Roll dough in to 1 1/2 inch balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Press down on each ball with the palm of your hand flattening the ball. Bake ar 375 on center rack of oven about 6-8 minutes. They will be soft and springy. Cool on rack. Do Not overbake. If you overbake they will be dry.
  4. Make white chocolate icing:
    Place white chocolate chips into a Non stick sauce pan. Mix in the shortening. Melt over low heat stirring constantly. until melted. Mix in orange zest.

    Alternate icing: mix all ingredients together until smooth. Ice cookies. Let frosting dry.
  5. Place a dollop of icing on center of each cookie. Spread over each cookie. You may also put icing into a Ziploc bag. Push in to the tip of bag corner. Snip off corner and drizzle icing over the cookie if preferred. Refrigerate until frosting sets. Remove from fridge. Serve!

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