Prep 15 mins
Cook 44 mins
A variation on an old Betty Crocker favorite.These are a holiday staple in our family and you WILL NOT EAT JUST ONE! One of my most guarded recipes, now shared with the zaar community. I hope you enjoy. (recipe easily doubles)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 8 ounces fat free sour cream
- 1⁄2 cup light margarine or 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1⁄2 cup dark molasses
- 1 large egg
- 3 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
- Mix sugars, sour cream, molasses, egg, margarine, and shortening in a large bowl until smooth.
- Stir in remaining ingredients. Do not over mix!
- Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookis sheet. Place about 2 inches apart.
- Bake time is roughly 10-12 minutes or until the cookies have browned. May be hard to gage by color so bake until almost no indentation remains in center of cookie when touched.
- Cool on wire rack.
- Serve by themselves or dipped in whipped cream!
I've just made your FABULOUS cookies....I can see why it was one of your most guarded recipes...
(I have a few of those).....Eating just one...very difficult....This will be one of my fall cookies to make EVERY year I'm on this earth.....Thank you so very much for sharing a special recipe.....
Yummy! Some of the best molasses cookies I've made. I followed the recipe exactly and per other reviews, I topped a few cookies with melted white chocolate. The cookies were very good and the only thing I would do differently is DOUBLE the batch, so that there are more to enjoy!
Wow! This cookie is a keeper at our house. It has the soft texture we love, great flavor and it's easy to make. I used just 1 tsp. ground cloves instead of 2.