Cocoa-Molasses Drop Cookies

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“This recipe was part of a few hundred recipes my Aunt had collected from friends and family over the years. It caught my attention because I questioned how chocolate and molasses would team together. As I finished the dough and tasted it I knew I had come across a very unique and wonderful combination. I couldn't wait until they were baked. They were even better. Try adding a vanilla glaze to the top of the cookies and pipe it on in thin lines. It makes them pretty and even tastier!”
2-3 Dozen cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until it is light
  3. Add the molasses and egg; beating until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the baking powder and the cocoa to the creamed mixture; then add the flour.
  5. Pipe the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet in mounds a little larger than a quarter.
  6. Bake 9 minutes or until set.
  7. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  8. Drizzle a Vanilla glaze in thin lines over the top of each cookie.
  9. For Vanilla Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons milk in a small bowl until mixture is smooth and of drizzling consistency. Stir in 1/2 tsp vanilla. Makes ½ cup.

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