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.
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.)
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!)
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.
Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls, and coat with sugar. (I did use real sugar for this part.)
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.
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!!