Mom's Special Molasses Cookies

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,764
Yield: 4 dozen


1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
3/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
6 cups all-purpose flour
Pink Cherry Frosting:
1/4 teaspoon black cherry-flavored drink mix
1 tablespoon shortening
5 tablespoons hot water
5 cups powdered sugar


Blend together sugar and shortening. Add eggs, molasses, spices and salt; set aside. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk; stir into sugar mixture. Add flour, one cup at a time, mixing well. Refrigerate for several hours. Roll into 1-1/2 inch balls; arrange 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Flatten balls slightly, using a flat cup with a damp cloth wrapped around bottom. Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes, until golden. Cool; frost with Pink Cherry Frosting.

Pink Cherry Frosting:
Combine drink mix and shortening in hot water, stirring until dissolved and melted. Cool slightly. Gradually add powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.

Tip: Add a pinch of baking powder to powdered sugar for creamy frosting that won't crack.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,764
Calories from Fat: 388

This Mom's Special Molasses Cookies recipe is from the Comfort Foods Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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