Glazed molasses cookies

  • Time cooking time: 12 minutes
  • Yield makes 3 dozens


    1/2 cup shortening
    1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
    1 egg
    1/4 cup molasses
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ginger
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    1/2 cup raisins

    For glaze:
    1 tablespoon soft butter
    1 cup icing sugar
    5 teaspoons cream
    1/2 vanilla


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Cream together shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and molasses. Beat well. Blend and sift together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon.
    Add to creamed mixture and combine thoroughly. Fold in the chopped walnuts and raisins.
    Drop teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake for about 12 minutes.
    While the cookies are slightly warm, glaze with a mixture of butter, icing sugar, cream and vanilla.
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