Friday, November 19, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies... Gram's sorghum cookies

It's week 8 already of April's 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies linky party.  Each week I look forward to seeing the pictures of the yummy recipes for Christmas cookies and sweets!

Today's recipe is one that I knew I would include when I first thought through joining April's blog party.  I think these were my grandmother's absolute favorite cookie and she made them all the time!

Gram's Sorghum Cookies
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. shortening
1 egg
1/4 c. sorghum or molasses
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. ginger
1 1/2 t. baking soda

Mix sugar and shortening together until well blended.  Add egg, sorghum and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until they are completely combined.  Roll dough into 2 inch balls and roll in sugar.  Place sugared balls onto greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.


  1. I love it when a recipe reminds me of a special person in my life. Your gram's glowing recommendation of this cookie is good enough for me.

  2. Oh man those sound yummy! I learned about this blog party too late to join in but I sure have enjoyed looking through all of the yummy recipes and copying some down to try this next month. That includes many of your recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I see lots of these molasses cookies which must be rather popular in the US. In Australia we cook with golden syrup which is lighter in colour and flavour than molasses. These cookies look great with great flavour of cinnamon and ginger. I must try them.


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