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Soft Molasses Cookies

Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 270kcal
Soft Molasses Cookies are a holiday staple around our house. These cookies are so chewy, with warm spices and a delicious molasses flavor. They're the perfect treat to fill your cookie jar!
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup shortening melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses light or dark, but not blackstrap
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine melted shortening, sugar and molasses in a mixing bowl.
  • Beat together 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs and beat until well blended - 2 minutes
  • Combine all dry ingredients together.
  • Add to the shortening/sugar mixture.
  • Beat together just until thoroughly blended.
  • Let the cookie dough stand for 5-10 minutes.
  • Roll into balls.
  • Roll into sugar (opt. - my family prefers these without the sugar on top)
  • Place onto parchment-covered cookie sheets 3 inches apart.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 10-11 min. until firm around the edges, but not completely set.
  • Place cookies on a cooling rack.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • These freeze well.

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Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg