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Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies

 Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies
This recipe originally came from my grandmother but I have altered it a bit to add my favorite: chocolate chips. They are not a traditional molasses cookie so even people who don't enjoy molasses like these cookies.—Mellowdee Jae Brooks, Moscow, Idaho
90 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, beat the shortening, sugar and molasses. Add eggs,
  • one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour,
  • baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in
  • chocolate chips.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to
  • wire racks. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 72 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.