Favorite Molasses Cut-Outs
These spice-laden cookies will be a flavorful addition to your cookie tray.
2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES®, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Combine butter, sugar, molasses, egg and vinegar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Divide dough into thirds; wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours or overnight).
Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on surface covered with equal mixture of flour and sugar, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 4-inch cookie cutter.
Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until no indention remains when touched. Let stand 1 minute. Cool completely on wire rack.
Combine all frosting ingredients except milk and decorator sugars in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Decorate cooled cookies with frosting and decorator sugars, as desired.
Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Recipe #10969B©2006Land O'Lakes, Inc.