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Lo-Cal Molasses Cookies Recipe

Lo-Cal Molasses Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:36 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 69 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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mbcdownes User ID: 8535393 240006
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

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

molly539 User ID: 4040061 22644
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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