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Giant Spice Cookies Recipe

Giant Spice Cookies Recipe

"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 YIELD:10 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 248 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 429 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.