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Jumbo Molasses Cookies

 Jumbo Molasses Cookies
"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!
42 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 315 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 306 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.