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Soft Molasses Cookies V


"Celebrate the winter months with spicy and soft molasses cookies. Great for eating with a hot cup of coffee."
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25 m servings 113 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and egg until well blended. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger; stir into the molasses mixture. Cover the dough and chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 113 calories; 5.4 g fat; 15.1 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; 19 mg cholesterol; 112 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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THESE ARE SO SOFT!! I let them cool as directed (5min on the sheet then to wire rack) I only let them sit on the wire rack about 2 - 3 minutes and then I bagged them. I also dipped them in red ...

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Easy to make, easy to roll,and turned out soft. But the smell of the molasses and/or batter reminded me of ipecac. These cookies were also bland and not sweet. I made these to add to treat bag...

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THESE ARE SO SOFT!! I let them cool as directed (5min on the sheet then to wire rack) I only let them sit on the wire rack about 2 - 3 minutes and then I bagged them. I also dipped them in red ...

THESE ARE GOOD! Don't believe any bad reviews on these cookies (they must have done something wrong)! I used 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. ground cloves and rolled the balls in sugar before baking. B...

Really delicious and simple. They've stayed nice & soft. I used my Pampered Chef small melonball tool and had these done in no time. Made the perfect amount.

These were wonderful little cookies! I added a bit more spices as previous posters suggested and loved the flavour. I rolled the dough into the balls as suggested and rolled them in granulated...

Good recipe. Really easy to make, and the dough was excellent for rolling balls. I think I might add more ginger next time, as I like a spicier cookie. Oh, and I added nutmeg to the cookie dou...

These are the best molasses cookies ever! Definitely a family favorite. Very easy to make -- I did squish them down a little on the cookie sheet before cookie and sprinkled liberally with sug...

Well, I will jump on the Bandwagon too and say YUMMY. I followed the directions to the T, with the exception of adding 1/4 t. of ground cloves. So nice and soft and delicious!!! This is a keeper...

Cookies were pretty good. I think they could of stood more spices. They were very soft...just how I like them. Dough needs to be refridgerated for MORE THAN an hour.

These cookies were so soft and moist! They were the perfect cookie for the holidays. Be sure not to over bake them if you want them soft. I rolled the dough balls in white sugar before I bake...