Thursday, March 10, 2011

Molasses Cookies

Makes 38

1 c unsalted butter
2/3 c light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1 egg, divided
1/2 c molasses
3 c flour
1 c powdered sugar
1 T lemon juice

Cream butter with brown sugar, salt, soda, cinnamon, and ginger to fluffy.  Beat in egg yolk.  Beat in molasses.  Fold in flour.  Using a 1 1/2" scoop smash level spoon fulls into scoop and drop flat side down on cookie sheets.  Flatten tops with your palm.  Whisk egg white with powdered sugar.  Beat with a whisk until it gets fluffy and holds streaks.  Beat in lemon juice.  Cover tops of cookies with egg white mixture.  Bake 15 minutes at 325F.  Cool on cooling racks.

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