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Sorghum cookies wrapped up in gold ribbon

Sorghum Cookies

  • Author: pate giltner
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: southern


These spicy and warm cookies are flavored with ginger, cinnamon, and sorghum (a syrup that is very similar to molasses) and are the perfect cozy, chewy, and spicy cookie for when the weather gets chilly!


  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  4. 2 tsp ginger
  5. 1/2 tsp cloves
  6. 1/2 tsp cardamom
  7. 1/2 tsp allspice
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  10. 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  11. 1/3 cup sorghum
  12. 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  13. 1 egg
  14. 1 tsp vanilla
  15. 1/3 cup bourbon smoked sugar or granulated sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease two sheet pans.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy in a large bowl. 
  3. Add the egg, sorghum, and vanilla and mix until it's well blended. 
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and spices, and mix on low until all the flour has been incorporated. 
  5. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop about 1 inch of cookie dough and roll into a ball. 
  6. Pour about 1/3 cup bourbon smoked sugar (or regular sugar) in a bowl. Roll each cookie dough ball into the sugar and place it on a baking sheet. Keep each cookie two inches apart. 
  7. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes and the cookies are lightly browned.


  • Don't chill the dough. Bake these cookies right away so that they spread while baking. 
  • If you freeze them, wait until they come to room temperature before baking.
  • Grease your baking sheet so that the cookies do not stick to your baking tray. 

Keywords: Sorgum cookie