Frosted chocolate and molasses spicy cookie.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cream shortening and sugar together. Add egg and molasses, mix well.

  • Sift together dry ingredients, add to shortening mixture, alternating with hot water. Mix well.

  • Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet, cool. Frost with Butter Frosting and top each cookie with a walnut.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 25.5g 8% DV; fat 7.4g 11% DV; cholesterol 7.8mg 3% DV; sodium 67.7mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
My husband grew up eating "Jumbo cookies" and asked me to make them for him. He loved this recipe. The butter cream frosting was really good on the cookies. The dough seemed very thin and runny so I added extra flour to some of them. However the cookies that didn't have the extra flour were better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2009
This is an unusual cookie. I followed the recipe as written. The batter is the consistency of brownie batter. The cookies bake up very soft cakelike not normal cookie texture. I think they need more salt as well. The people I served these to either loved it or didn't care for them split about 50-50 so I'm giving it 3 stars. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
My husband grew up eating "Jumbo cookies" and asked me to make them for him. He loved this recipe. The butter cream frosting was really good on the cookies. The dough seemed very thin and runny so I added extra flour to some of them. However the cookies that didn't have the extra flour were better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
I was so thrilled to find this recipe. My grandmother used to make this moist slightly spicey cookies and we all loved them! And this is darn close to hers! Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2009
This is an unusual cookie. I followed the recipe as written. The batter is the consistency of brownie batter. The cookies bake up very soft cakelike not normal cookie texture. I think they need more salt as well. The people I served these to either loved it or didn't care for them split about 50-50 so I'm giving it 3 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2003
A soft cookie and although I prefer a firmer texture the flavor is top rate. I did not bother with the frosting and walnut. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2004
It was really good but the only problem was that it wasn't really all that moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2006
This is an EXCELLENT recipe!!!! 5 Stars!! I added a little extra flour although definately like the "exact" recipe better! Everyone just LOVED these cookie!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2013
The one cup of molasses completely overwhelms the cocoa so if you are expecting a chocolate cookie you may want to look for another recipe. I knew this but I wanted to try this recipe because I love the flavor of molasses therefore most spice cookies and cakes. This recipe just misses the mark however. My daughter liked it but my husband and I were disappointed. We just felt the addition of cocoa just gave it an odd flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2018
I put double the cocoa the recipe called for it's great for dark chocolate lovers Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2014
AMAZING! They disappeared so fast. Just used 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ginger instead of spices I didn't have. For frosting/glaze: whip 3 tablespoons milk and 1 cup confectioners sugar with 1 teaspoon orange juice. Add confectioners sugar until thick and drips from spoon. Then spoon over cookies. YUM. Read More
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