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Christmas Molasses Cookies

 Christmas Molasses Cookies
Nothing smells better than warm molasses cookies baking on a cold winter day! These cookies look lovely when they're cut out in holiday shapes.
35-42 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream sugar and butter. Blend in orange juice, corn syrup
  • and molasses. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Chill 3-4 hours or overnight. Roll dough, a portion at a
  • time, on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into
  • desired shapes. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 350° for 12-14 minutes. Cookies will be soft and chewy if baked
  • 12 minutes; crunchy if baked longer. Yield: 6-7 dozen (2-1/2-inch
  • cookies).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 111 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.