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Giant Molasses Cookies

 Giant Molasses Cookies
My family always requests these soft and deliciously chewy cookies. The cookies are also great for shipping as holiday gifts or to troops overseas. —Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 310 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.