Soft Molasses Cookies with Molasses Frosting
These soft molasses cookies with molasses frosting are incredibly delicious. The cookies are so soft, and then topped with an easy and delicious molasses frosting, makes them even more delicious.
Are you a lover of molasses cookies? If so, you are going to love these. If not, you really should try these cookies because I know that once you taste these, you will become a fan.
Frosted Molasses Cookies
The molasses cookies have been a very popular recipe on the blog and I thought, Why not frost them and they will be even better! So here they are, soft, chewy cookies frosted with a delicious molasses frosting.
Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies
Actually these make me think of the holidays. I always bake these cookies every year during Christmas. Last year I made a ton of cookies to share with all the new neighbors in our new housing tract. Those cookies were definitely a favorite and they have always reminded me of old fashioned molasses cookies I had as a kid.
How To Make Molasses Cookies
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar, butter and molasses together.
- Add an egg and beat until light and fluffy.
- Mix in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves and nutmeg together until well combined.
- Cover the dough and refrigerate for about an hour. This makes handling the dough much easier.
- Roll dough into 1 – 1 1/2 in balls.
- Roll each ball in sugar to coat.
- Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Try These Delicious Cookies Today
Here are a few more cookie recipes that are on the blog: Chocolate Chip Pecan Pretzel Cookies, Lemon Cheesecake Cookies, Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies, Butterscotch Pecan Cookies, Cherry Pecan Cookies, plus many more.
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- Optional: sugar for coating
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp molasses
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375°
In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter and molasses together.
Beat in egg until light and fluffy.
Mix in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves and nutmeg together until well combined.
Cover dough and refrigerate for about an hour. This makes handling the dough much easier.
Roll dough into 1 - 1 1/2 in balls.Roll each ball in sugar to coat.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and let sit for 1 minute before removing cookies and placing on wire rack to cool.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter together until creamy.
Add vanilla and molasses, mix well.
Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until creamy.
Frost cookies once they have cooled..
Garnish with gold sprinkles, optional
Here are a few pics that are the perfect size for pinning to Pinterest.
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