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Lo-Cal Molasses Cookies Recipe
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Lo-Cal Molasses Cookies Recipe

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While the dough can be shaped immediately after combining the ingredients, refrigerating it allows the sweet, spicy flavors to mingle and mellow. —Kim Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 69 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Beat oil, molasses, 1/4 cup sugar and egg until blended. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and spices; add to molasses mixture and mix well. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining sugar. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake until cookies are set and tops are cracked, 8-10 minutes. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Lo-Cal Molasses Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p17

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"These cookies are terrible. There is too much baking soda in them! Do not make these cookies!"

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"These cookies were a nice little treat, not too sweet. However, I don't know how the writer got 60 cookies out of this recipe, unless she made them pea size. Even doubling the recipe, I got about 4 1/2 dozen. I will definitely make these again although I may try replacing the sugar mixed into the recipe with Splenda and just use regular sugar to roll the cookies in."

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