Recently I tried my first recipe with molasses and it was a huge success! Since my gingerbread men were so delicious, I decided to try another sweet Christmas treat using more of the gooey good stuff. This time I went with a good ol' fashion Chewy Molasses Cookie!
1 Cup sugar
3/4 Cup sour cream
1/2 Cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 Cup shortening
1/2 Cup molasses
3 Cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1 Cup powdered sugar
1 egg white
1/4 tsp cream of tartar or lemon juice (whichever you have on hand...tartar makes it shinier)
Directions for cookies:
Combine together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In your mixer combine the sugar, sour cream, butter, shortening, molasses and egg on medium speed until everything is mixed together. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a parchment covered baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Let cool before adding the icing.
Directions for icing:
Combine all ingredients in the electric mixer and whip for about 5-7 minutes or until the dough creates little peaks. What I mean is if you lift some of the icing up, the remainder in the bowl will stand up on it's own. Just take your finger and pull some up. If there's a "mountain" peak left behind, it's ready. Spread on a cookie and enjoy!
Has anyone tried the royal icing? It's so cool that it's so easy to work with and then hardens up. Love it!
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