- 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 3/4 cup coarse sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans.
- Shape into 2-in. balls and roll in coarse sugar. Place 2-1/2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 13-15 minutes or until tops are cracked. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Reviews for Giant Molasses Cookies
"Made these cookies yesterday. Loved them. Can't wait to make them for the holidays."
"I made these tonight and they were incredible. Beyond incredible. They are so awesome, there's no way to describe them. These will be in my permanent folder to make again. They were soft and chewy and a little crispy around the edges. These cookies are perfect. My husband has eaten too many for me to count since he got home from work. He loves them too. I will say, I used a small ice cream scoop to make my cookies, so I got about 120 - 2 &1/2 inch cookies. Enough to give some to my sick neighbor, a large tray for my husband to take to work and a small tray for us to have at home. I will be making these cookies many times more. Oh, and one more thing, I followed the recipe to a T with the exception of the nuts. I omitted those. For the course sugar, I used a pearl sugar I ordered from the UK through Amazon. It made them look like they had little snowflakes on them. Again, these cookies were....Perfect."
"Made these at Christmas and thru the year periodically and they always turn out great. I enjoy them with a cup of tea in the afternoon."
"Absolutely perfect cookies! I make them exactly according to the recipe and they are everyones favorite!"
"Fabulous cookies. Turned out beautiful, and delicious. Followed the directions exactly."
"Made these cookies in an attempt to mimic a local restaurant's fantastic cookies. I think this recipe topped them! My husband says, "I think the flavor is even better!" The only change I made was using a vegan buttery spread since we are dairy free. These were really good. I may attempt to add some baking powder next time to see if I can create a cakier cookie. My husband is very high maintenance;)"
"Loved this recipe. Made them exactly to the recipe and they turned out great"
"I used 2 tsp cinnamon. I used an Amish molasses that was first run.It's kinda like a mixture of molasses and honey tasting. For a strongermolasses flavor use second run or what's called Black Strap which isthe strongest molasses I think you can get. May have to look at a farmstore or a Amish store. If you really want a strong molasses taste."
"These are sooo good!! My Mother gave me this recipe 40 years ago. I make mine a little smaller & bake 10 min, that way I can eat 2 without feeling guilty : ))"