Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

The word molasses comes from the Portuguese word melaço which means honey. Molasses is a byproduct of the processing of sugar cane, grapes or sugar beets into sugar. The quality of molasses depends on the maturity of the sugar cane or sugar beet, the amount of sugar extracted, and the method of extraction. I know someone who loves molasses so much he eats is out of the jar with a spoon. If you love molasses you will love these cookies. These cookies are delicious!

INGREDIENTS

3 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour

1 Cup Butter

1 Cup Sugar

1 Cup Molasses

½ Cup Sour Cream

½ Cup Plain Yogurt

¼ Teaspoon Salt

½ Teaspoon Cinnamon

¼ Teaspoon Allspice

¼ Teaspoon Grated Nutmeg

In a medium bowl mix the butter with the sugar and then slowly beat in the molasses. Set aside. In a small bowl combine the sour cream and yogurt. Set aside. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Sift the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture alternately with the sour cream and yogurt mixture. Stir until blended. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Drop a tablespoonful of batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet 1 inch apart. Bake for 30 minutes until done. Remove and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely. Makes 40 cookies

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