- 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
"I made these without the nuts and they were incredible. I refrigerated for an hour before scooping and rolling into balls, and kept the remaining cookie balls in the refrigerator to stay firm. Rolled in sugar just before baking. My convection oven only took 9 minutes at 350 degrees. I also tested both a regular cookie sheet and an airbake cookie sheet, both topped with a silpat with excellent results either way. The cookies slid right off. Using a #50 scoop I ended up with 7 dozen cookies that looked exactly like the ones pictured. These are the perfect size for a treat in the kids' lunches. The dough did get very thick for me without adding extra flour like some others said. I will try using my dough hook next time. The consistency was perfect for scooping once it was cold."
"100% agree with HardinAllenGirl's commentdid a 2 cookie test right now-without placing dough in frig-FLATTER THAN FLAT&BURNTdefinitely REFRIGERATE b4 putting dough in oven-dang, glad I did the test.'I'll adjust oven rack higher&as others mentioned lower oven temp as well. will try again with iced cold dough spent in fridge overnight.still not convinced-tasted 1of2 tested, flavor is good but I prob won't attempt again, expensive ingreds to wastesorry for neg review"
"These are such delicious nice soft, chewy cookies so they are NOT gingersnaps. Gingersnaps are as implied a crunchier texture hence the name gingerSNAPS."
"My husband loves cookies made with molasses and spices. I have a recipe for rolled molasses cookies; but if I am in a hurry, this is the one I use. It is just as good as the rolled cookie; but quicker to make."
"i could not locate my family recipe of molasses cookies and decided to try these. My husband is the taste tester and loved the softness and the flavor EXCEPT for the strong ginger taste. I will make them again - but cut down on the ginger to 2 tsp. Great recipe otherwise!"
"Flavor and texture of these are amazing! Nice change from my Oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies1"
"These cookies were nothing short of superb! I made them yesterday, brought them to work today and by tonight every cookie at home and work was eaten. Will be adding this to my line-up. Great recipe, thank you for sharing!!!!!"
"Made exactly as the recipe suggested and these were excellent. Given other reviews I put the dough in the fridge for an hour and it was very easy to handle.Great flavour - ginger is prominent. Ran out of the course sugar and so had a few with regular sugar and they weren't near as good."
"These cookies are amazing! Kids love them. I made smaller cookies and it made over 5 dozen!"