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Jumbo Molasses Cookies Recipe

Jumbo Molasses Cookies Recipe

"These gigantic molasses cookies remind me of the ones my grandmother used to make," remembers Joan Stull of Titusville, Florida. At nearly 4 inches across, they're nicely spiced, delightfully chewy and bound to be noticed!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch YIELD:42 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups butter-flavored shortening
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in molasses and eggs. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and ginger; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • 2. Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into balls; roll in sugar. Place four cookies on a greased baking sheet at a time. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until edges are set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Make half of the recipe at a time to fit into a mixing bowl.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 315 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 306 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.