A few years ago we took a road trip down to Muddy Pond in Monterey, Tennessee and saw how sorghum was made from the local sugar cane. We of course brought home our own bottle of sorghum and had to try out the recipe on the back of the bottle for the best sorghum cookies! I have to tell you that these sorghum cookies were some of the best cookies I have ever made. The best part was that they were easy to make!
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The Best Sorghum Cookies
To make these sorghum cookies, you simply gather your common ingredients and start creaming, mixing and stirring it together.
Add the fresh sorghum to the creamed egg, butter and sugar mixture.
One tip for the new baker: Always mix the dry ingredients up in a separate mixing bowl. In my early years of making recipes from scratch, I would try to skip this step and just add all the ingredients in the same bowl, and I ended up with some funny tasting bites.
Roll the dough into small balls and dip in granulated sugar before baking. The result of following the directions is cookie perfection.
Serve these cookies warm from the oven or freeze them for later. They are soft, chewy and moist! Absolutely some of the best cookies for fall weather!
Tip: If you are tired of having to scrape out shortening from your measuring cup, then how about this adjustable measuring cup where you simply fill it, then push out the ingredients!
Best Sorghum Cookies
- 1/2 cup Muddy Pond Sorghum
- 2 Eggs lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup Margarine
- 1 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Shortening
- 4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Cream margarine, shortening and sugar
- Beat in sorgham and eggs
- set mixture aside
- In another large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, cloves and cinnamon
- Blend thoroughtly with wire whisk
- Gradually mix flour mixture into creamed ingredients
- Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls
- Dip tops in granulated sugar
- Place 2 1/2 inches apart on greased cookies
- Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes.
Have you ever made sorghum cookies? Got a favorite recipe? I’d love to hear!