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Soft Molasses Cookies

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 24

Mmm! Bite into classic soft, melt-in-your-mouth molasses cookies for a yummy bit of nostalgia. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup shortening
1/4
cup molasses
1
egg
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons granulated sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar.
  • 2
    Shape dough by rounded tablespoonfuls into 1 1/2-inch balls. Dip tops into granulated sugar. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls, sugared sides up, about 2 inches apart.
  • 3
    Bake 13 to 16 minutes or just until set and cookies appear dry. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Expert Tips

  • Purchase shortening formed in oblong packages marked for easy cutting and measuring. It eliminates messy measuring in cups.
  • Spray the inside of the measuring cup with cooking spray so molasses will slide out of the cup easily.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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