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Jumbo Molasses Cookies

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"'These gigantic molasses cookies remind me of the ones my grandmother used to make,' remembers Joan Stull of Titusville, Florida. At nearly 4 inches across, they're nicely spiced, delightfully chewy and bound to be noticed!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings
Original recipe yields 42 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses and eggs; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and ginger; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2. 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 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until edges are set. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Footnotes

  • Make half of the recipe at a time to fit into a mixing bowl.

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Most helpful positive review

We were looking for cookies that tasted like Starbuck's molasses cookies and these exceeded our expectations! They come out very BIG and chewy. Everyone loves them! A tip that might be useful:...

Most helpful critical review

While the taste is good and they look great, they turned out very hard and I followed the recipe exact. I won't be using this recipe again.

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We were looking for cookies that tasted like Starbuck's molasses cookies and these exceeded our expectations! They come out very BIG and chewy. Everyone loves them! A tip that might be useful:...

I just made these and they were delicious. Nice and chewey and crunchy from the sugar. I was very concerned about flat cookies so after the initial chill, I rolled the cookies then rolled in s...

These jumbo cookies are delicious and easy to make with my kitchen aid mixer. I brought a pan of them to work and got raves. I had left over cream cheese frosting, and candy sprinkles I added. ...

This is an awesome recipe! Cookies turn out great every time! Everyone loves them and asks for them. Crispy but soft.

Oh my Goodness, the best cookie! Made exactly as directed and came out beautifully. Took them to work, neighbours, boyfriend.. everyone loved them and want this recipe now. Thank You!

this was my first molasses cookie recipe I have ever used and it was awesome. I also tried rolling in splenda instead of sugar and they were great. It is a keeper...

Thought these were excellent. The recipe makes a ton so I would probably half it and I would be careful not to overcook. A keeper.

Great cookie, everyone loved them. Flavor size is reminiscent of the Ginger Molasses cookies at Paradise Cafe, although they are thinner. I wish I could find a cookie with this flavor and size...

While the taste is good and they look great, they turned out very hard and I followed the recipe exact. I won't be using this recipe again.