Jumbo Molasses Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch
- 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
- 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.
Editor's NoteMake half of the recipe at a time to fit into a mixing bowl.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 315 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Oct 23, 2016
My father and bosses favorite cookie. This recipe can be halved beautifully, the cookies come out perfect.
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 10, 2012
I just read the review about flattening them a little. Not necessary with all sugar, but with splenda it may help.
Dec 10, 2012
I've been making this recipe ever since I saw it in the magazine years ago. My family loves them. I make several batches during Thanksgiving and Christmas now to give away as gifts. Everyone who gets a taste loves them. The only " complaint" they have is how big they are and they " have" to eat the whole thing because it's so delicious. I do size them down at times. I've also substituted half of the sugar with Splenda and noticed that the cookies aren't as flat, which makes its easier to fit more on the cookie sheet. They come out just as delicious. But I wonder if I still need to refrigerate for an hour. In any case, enjoy this wonderful cookie, it makes the house smell heavenly!
May 23, 2012
Have made these several times! They ARE GREAT!!
Feb 25, 2011
Use olive oil in place of shortening - it's cheaper and faster!
Aug 25, 2010
Sep 25, 2009
This is a fantasic cookie,everyone i give them too always love them, and they beg for more, i roll mine in "suger in the raw" in the brown box in most stores and i flatten them just a little with my hand and they come out just perfect.
Aug 20, 2009
Well this cookies are ok.But for me nah!anyway who ever likes molasses dont bake them at 350,try baking them at 325 cause if you bake them higher they will burn.
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