Mrs. Massey - Molasses Creams


1 cup of softened butter

2 cups of sugar

2 eggs (lightly beaten)

cup of light molasses

4 cups of all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons of baking soda

teaspoon of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

teaspoon of ground cloves




1 of power sugar

3 tablespoons of butter soften

1 tablespoon of vanilla

1-2 tablespoons of milk (play it by ear--thick enough to stay on top of cookie)




In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar (mixer- ok)


Then add eggs and molasses and mix thoroughly


Then mix the dry ingredients together and blend into liquid mix


Take mixture and roll into walnut size balls and place on un-greased cookie sheet.


     Do Not Flatten the Balls on Cookie Sheet!


Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until done (centers will be slightly soft)


In a mixing bowl beat all the frosting ingredients until creamy then frost the cookies while warm.