Soft Molasses Spice Cookies

Soft Molasses Spice Cookies

Soft Molasses Spice Cookies


Makes about 3 dozen cookies


2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla, divided
1/4 cup plus 2 to 3 tablespoons milk, divided
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and cloves in medium bowl.
  2. Beat 1/2 cup butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in brown sugar until blended; increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg until fluffy. Beat in molasses and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Beat in flour mixture at low speed alternately with 1/4 cup milk until blended. Stir in raisins, if desired.
  3. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough about 1-1/2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes or until set. Let cookies stand on cookie sheets 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For icing, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Remove from heat; add powdered sugar and stir until blended. Add remaining 2 tablespoons milk and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla; stir until smooth. If icing is too thick, add milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  5. Spread icing over tops of cookies. Let stand 15 minutes or until icing is set. Store in airtight container.

Nutritional Information

Calories 109
Total Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber <1 g
Protein 1 g
Sodium 65 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Fat 0.5

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