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Molasses Cookie Mix

 Molasses Cookie Mix
These spicy, old-fashioned treats are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. For holiday gift giving, I put a batch of this cookie mix in an attractive basket along with the recipe and a festive tea towel. —Barbara Stewart, Portland, Connecticut
144 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Divide into
  • three batches; store in airtight containers in a cool dry place up
  • to 6 months. Yield: 3 batches (9 cups total).
  • To prepare cookies: Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream
  • butter until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses; mix well. Add 3
  • cups cookie mix; beat until smooth.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on

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Molasses Cookie Mix (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • ungreased baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until the edges are
  • firm and the surface cracks. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4
  • dozen per batch.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 67 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.