Grandma’s Frosted Molasses Cookies

  • Yield : 30
  • Servings : 30
  • Prep Time : 40m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 50m
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Great treat for little people and big people alike. This cookie reminds me of the classic old fashioned Rock n Roll Planks. Enjoy with a cup of fresh roasted coffee during the holiday season.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups unbleached flour, sifted
  • 1 cup packed powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 3/4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1.5 tbsp milk, extra hot


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream 1/2 cup softened butter and sugar together. Add molasses and sour cream and mix well. Mix the soda with the vinegar separately and add it to the mix along with the ginger and salt.

Step 2

Stir in beaten eggs and then the sifted flour.

Step 3

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart and bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wax paper. Finished cookie should be about 3 1/2 inches across.

Step 4

Beat the 2 3/4 tbsp milk and 1 tsp butter together. With a wooden spoon, beat sugar with 1.5 tbsp hot milk and add the milk and butter mixture. Beat in extract. If necessary, add additional hot milk until creamy and spreadable.

Step 5

Work quickly and frost immediately. If frosting begins to harden, beat in another drop of milk. Frost thinly and let cookies dry before stacking.


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