Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Elizabeth Lancaster

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@RosemaryRidgeFarms2037

The Christmas season is in full swing already! We are having our Christmas party a week before Thanksgiving since we have such a blessed large family. So I need some different types of cookies and I came across these beautiful cookies and had to make them. And I'm so glad I did, my Aunt Bea LOVED them! Hope these find their way to your next Christmas gettogether. Enjoy!

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These molasses cookies are yummy and adorable. Soft and chewy, they're the perfect cookie for Christmas. They taste like gingerbread but not as strongly spiced. The white chocolate dip complements the ginger and spices perfectly. Sprinkles make this cookie very festive. Super easy to make, these would be great if you're going to a cookie exchange or want to make a gift.

Note: If you have an issue finding light molasses, mix a little corn syrup to cut the molasses. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 11 votes

Comments:
Serves:
25-30
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • COOKIE

  • 4 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    shortening
  • 1/2 c
    light molasses
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    ginger, ground
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp
    cloves, ground
  • 1/2 c
    sugar (for rolling in)
  • DECORATING

  • 24 oz
    white almond bark
  • ·
    candy sprinkles

How to Make Ginger Molasses Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, eggs, and molasses; mix well.
  3. Add shortening, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. mix well.
  4. Add flour 1 cup at a time mixing well.
  5. Make 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar.
  6. Place on an ungreased cookies sheet. Flatten cookies slightly.
  7. Bake for 8-10 min (I did 9 min ). Cookies WILL crack. Cool on rack.
  8. Melt almond bark according to package directions (I use the oven method). Place almond bark on an ungreased pan. Bake for 10 mins at 160* (or the lowest setting on your oven).
  9. Using a spoon to help cover each cookie halfway. Place on waxed paper. Add sprinkles and allow to dry completely.
  10. These are super cute and festive! These will be at my Christmas parties till the end of my days. These are so classy looking and taste as good as they look. I hope you get a chance to try them for yourself. Merry Christmas and enjoy!

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