Sorghum Flour Molasses Cookies

Sorghum Flour  Spice Cookies

You cannot trust me in the bulk food section.  I am liable to buy anything.  Take for instance my purchase of 2 cups of sorghum flour.  Sorghum molasses has long been a favorite ingredient of mine, so why not sorghum flour?  But what exactly is sorghum flour??  Well, after some time spent searching the internet, it turns out that sorghum is a gluten free flour most often mixed with a bunch of other gluten free flours used in baking.  With my grain mill buried in the backyard (may it rest in peace), I wasn’t in a position to grind up some rice into flour, so I went back to the internet looking for a recipe that only used sorghum.  Enter the Whole Grains Council website.  Have you been there?  It has a lot of good information and recipes.

Sorghum Flour  Spice Cookies

My cookies didn’t turn out looking anything like the ones pictured by the recipe that I used.  It’s a sad tale of woe I have to tell about my new oven.  It isn’t so new and it isn’t so good…the oven that is.  It will take me a while to adjust to cooking at sea level, too.  So, while these cookies were fantastic tasting, I think I lost a bit of something in the translation from the Whole Grain Council website to my end result.

Sorghum Flour Molasses Cookies (GF)
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 cups sorghum flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and molasses and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients and then add them to the butter mixture.
  4. Drop by the teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 6-7 minutes or until done.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool.


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