Saturday, August 30, 2008

Molasses Cookies w/ Glaze



Molasses Cookies
These are really delicious old-fashioned cookies.

2 ¾ c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp ginger
1 ½ c sugar
½ c shortening
3 eggs
½ c molasses

Preheat oven to 350. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Cream together sugar, shortening, eggs and molasses. Stir in remaining ingredients just until mixed. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pans. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks.

Sugar Cookie Frosting
This is taken from a 1929 recipe scrapbook.

1 c powdered sugar
2 tsp milk, add more as needed
2 tsp corn syrup
¼ tsp vanilla

Stir together until glossy and smooth. I like to brush the frosting onto my cookies with a silicone brush. It hardens pretty nicely to a pretty white glaze.

3 comments:

Vintage Mommy said...

I'm definitely making these tomorrow...thanks for the great recipe!

Carrie J said...

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Have a great day.

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