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Soft Molasses Cookies with Molasses Frosting

Course Desserts, Fall Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Frosting, Molasses, Molasses Frosting, Soft Cookies

Ingredients

For The Molasses Cookies

  • 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

For The Molasses Frosting

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°

For The Molasses Cookies

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter and molasses together.

  2. Beat in egg until light and fluffy.

  3. Mix in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves and nutmeg together until well combined.

  4. Cover dough and refrigerate for about an hour. This makes handling the dough much easier.

  5. Roll dough into 1 - 1 1/2 in balls.Roll each ball in sugar to coat.

  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  8. Remove from oven and let sit for 1 minute before removing cookies and placing on wire rack to cool.

  9. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

For The Molasses Frosting

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter together until creamy.

  2. Add vanilla and molasses, mix well.

  3. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until creamy.

  4. Frost cookies once they have cooled..

  5. Garnish with gold sprinkles, optional

Recipe Notes

Cookie recipe from my Soft Chewy Molasses Cookies

Frosting adapted from my Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Molasses Frosting