Old Fashioned Iced Molasses Cookies..

READY IN: 38mins




  • to make the COOKIES:.
  • sift the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar till blended -- about 1 minute.
  • stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of bowl as needed during mixing.
  • add the egg, molasses and sour cream and mix until blended and the color is an even light brown.about 1 minute.
  • (at first the mixture may look seperated and multicolored, but it will become evenly colored).
  • on low speed, add the flour mixture, mixing just until the flour is incorporated and a soft sticky dough forms.
  • cover the bowl and chill until the dough is firm enough to form into balls -- about 2 hours.
  • Position a rack in the middle of the ovwn.
  • preheat the oven to 350* -- line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • for each cookie, use an ice cream scoop or measuring cup with 1/4 cup capacity to portion the dough, then roll each one between the palms of your hands into a ball.
  • place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet -- spacing them 3" apart.
  • Bake until the tops feel firm but the centers still feel soft, there are small cracks on top and the bottoms are slightly browned -- about 18 minutes --
  • cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • to prepare the ICING:.
  • in a small bowl, stir the powdered sugar and vanilla together with enough milk to form a thick frosting.use a small spoon to drizzle the icing over each cookie.
  • let the cookies sit at room temperature for up to 4 eays.