Sorghum Cookies

As promised, here’s something to do with that sorghum!

I have been told that not all sorghum cookie recipes are the same.  I have also been told that this recipe is, hands down, the absolute best you will find anywhere. (And, for your viewing pleasure, check out this recipe redo post with better photos!)

I made a double batch of cookies over the weekend.  The recipe card at the bottom is for a single batch. 

Very simple ingredients.  All I had to go out and buy was ground ginger.  (And, frankly, I should have had some of that anyway.)

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First, cream together 3 cups of sugar with 2 cups of butter or shortening.  (We use Splenda instead around here.  The cookies still came out wonderful, and no one could tell!)

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Then add 4 eggs and 2 cups sorghum syrup.  (You could use regular molasses instead of the sorghum, but the cookies won’t taste quite the same.)

Sift together 8 cups flour, 4 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons ginger, and 8 teaspoons baking soda, and add to the mixer.
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Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls, and coat with sugar.  (I did use real sugar for this part.)

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Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes. 

I love using my stoneware pans for baking, but everything seems to take just a bit longer to cook.  I baked the cookies for 9 minutes on the stoneware and 8 minutes on the non-stick cookie sheets.

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These cookies came out just perfect – slightly crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy in the middle.  They were the perfect complement for the homemade pumpkin pie ice cream we made later that night!

A double batch should make 7 dozen cookies.  I made my cookies a bit smaller, and came out with 110 cookies from the afternoon’s work.  Plenty to go around!!

sorghum cookies recipe card

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17093228051226352211 ann

    Your cookies look real good I will try them. I baked cookies today see my picture

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11788710376345109260 Marybeth @ AlarmClockWars

    Ann – I hope you like them… Let me know how they turn out!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17876776377669227025 Carla

    The cookies were VERY yummy, but that ice cream was awesome!!

  • http://www.davekunkelsound.com/ Dave Kunkel

    I really enjoy reading your blog, love the details and photos…now if I could only sample the cookies..:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06920500912551510634 Jent

    Those look awesome! Is there anywhere to get Sorghum?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11788710376345109260 Marybeth @ AlarmClockWars

    Carla – maybe next time we make ice cream I’ll post the top secret proprietary recipe. :)

    Dave – We invited you to come share… ;)

    JenT – you can call Roy & Linda Boeglin to order sorghum syrup at (812) 768-6176, or check out the National Sweet Sorghum Producers & Processors (http://nssppa.org/). Hope you enjoy it!