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Giant Molasses Cookies Recipe
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Giant Molasses Cookies Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings

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

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 310 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Giant Molasses Cookies in Taste of Home November 2011, p60

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 310 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"These cookies are FABULOUS! I have made them several times and they turn out perfectly soft and chewy each time. I bake them a minute or 2 less then suggested which makes them perfect! The dough freezes well too so you can make some now and have the dough to make more later."

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"What a perfect molasses cookie recipe! Follow recipe exactly, use only blackstrap molasses (NOT sorghum molasses), don't add flour (supposed to be soft and sticky), use double scoop of dough for each cookie, use baking SODA not powder, roll in sugar, don't over-bake (test oven temp w/thermometer if your cookies are hard), and you will have great cookies!"

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"Also added 1/2 c flour."

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"really good...i added about a half cup flour too.. i sifted dry ingredients.. and add tesp of black pepper .."

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"Good taste, but I was expecting the cookies to be the color of the molasses but they were more like the color of ginger. I don't know what I did wrong, but they just didn't look right to me."

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