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Favorite Molasses Cut-Outs

Favorite Molasses Cut-Outs

These spice-laden cookies will be a flavorful addition to your cookie tray.

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1 hr
Prep Time
03 hrs 20 min
Total Time



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup molasses

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon 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® Butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Decorator sugars

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine butter, sugar, molasses, egg, and vinegar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough into thirds; wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until no indention remains when touched. Let stand 1 minute. Cool completely on wire rack.

  6. STEP 6

    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 (1 cookie)

240 Calories
8 Fat (g)
30 Cholesterol (mg)
140 Sodium (mg)
40 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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