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Frosted Molasses Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Frosted Molasses Cookies, by , is from One and All Traditions, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ashley Bauer
Added: Friday, December 30, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 c. dark molasses
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 T. ground ginger
1 T. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1 c. buttermilk

FROSTING
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. confectioners' sugar
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
4 tsp. milk
colored sprinkles, optional

Directions:
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs, molasses and vanilla. Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and allspice; add to creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk.

Drop by tablespoonfuls in 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.

For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, cream shortening and butter. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and ginger. Add milk; beat until light and fluffy. Spread over cookies. Decorate with sprinkles if desired. Store in an airtight container.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
7.5 dozens
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
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