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Favorite Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Favorite Molasses Cookies, from Marjorie Jenkins of Lees Summit, Missouri, are chewy inside, crisp outside.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 89 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in molasses and egg. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on greased baking sheets. Press flat with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Favorite Molasses Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 89 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

These are a total hit at my house. I substituted the white sugar for brown. My children ask for these cookies.

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

These are fabulous cookies! My family normally doesn't want cookies unless they involve chocolate chips, but they LOVED these!

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