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Giant Spice Cookies Recipe
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Giant Spice Cookies Recipe

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"I heard this cookie recipe over the radio about 1950—shortly after my husband and I married," recalls Sandy Pyeatt of Tacoma, Washington. "The big spicy treats are so nice and chewy, they remain my favorite to this day."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 6 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 248 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 429mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (28g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, ginger and baking soda. Stir in water, molasses and vanilla and mix well. Roll into 10 balls.
  2. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until surface cracks and cookies are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 10 cookies.
Originally published as Giant Spice Cookies in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p16


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AllisonO
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"The taste of these is AMAZING! And the fragrance while they are baking remind me of fall! The recipe is extremely easy, however I thought the dough was a little sticky. Tip: rather than use a glass coated with cooking spray, I dipped my fingers in a cup of water and the flattened the cookies out a little. I also recommend baking these on stoneware if you have some available as they were much easier to remove and didn't get as crispy as when I used my metal cookie sheets."

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mamaknowsbest
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"We love molasses/ginger cookies and cake mix cookies - I don't know why I never thought of combining the two! I made into 20 cookies. Even though the cookies were smaller than the recipe, it did require the full cooking time. As with all cake mix cookie doughs, I put the dough into the fridge for an hour before scooping. To make prettier, I rolled the cookie balls in sugar before placing in oven. Cookies were beautiful. The hardest part of this recipe was waiting for the cookies to cool and set!"

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cakedeco
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"I have been asked three years in a row to make these. They are delicious."

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JudithRN3
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"these cookies are scrumptious!!! They're not only flavorful, but really chewy.And Sooo easy to prepare."

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cakedeco
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"I added orange zest to the dough for a bit more flavor. They were easy to make and quite good."

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JudithRN3
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"Fantastic recipe-not only in taste and easy prep., but healthy recipe too! I made these twice already--the texture of this cookie is great-tasting---this is definately a keeper. I am making them now (theyr'e in the oven) for company tonight.

Thanks for sharing this recipe!"

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JudithRN3
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"Made these excellent tasting, easy cookie last night---however Santa & employees ate them, soo will make again tonite!

they are especially good w/ coffee or another hot beverage. I did grease the cookie sheet, as per suggestion."

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SHJankowski
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"Easy to make recipe. I'm glad to have had the picture, though, or otherwise I would have thought I had missed an ingredient. The cookies raised just fine and were moist, chewy, and gooey. Be sure to emphsize greasing the cookie sheet as I had trouble sliding the cookies off the sheet to the rack to cool even with a light coating of spray oil. Their taste and their attractive appearance make them a good choice for any occaision."

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bcbacj
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"I made these cookies twice and they did not rise. Do they need eggs added to recipe?"

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