This recipe comes from Prince Edward Island and contains no butter.

Manny

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the molasses, brown sugar, vinegar, and egg. Sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger and salt; add to molasses mixture. Mix until well blended. Spoon the dough by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

  • Bake until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 5 minutes before removing.

Nutrition Facts

45 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 10.5g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 3.1mg; sodium 65.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2004
I am not an intuitive cook so follow new recipes exactly. We like the rich molasses taste that's why I made molasses cookies. The only thing missing was the cook time - I settled on 11 minutes. We noticed a mellowing of flavor and sweetness on the second day. I cooked one batch on a greased cookie sheet one on a cookie sheet lined with parchment - the parchment yielded soft puffy cookies the others spread out thin. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/02/2003
Sticky? Yes. Very strong molasses flavor? Yes. Lacking 'oomph'? Yes. I found these cookies uninspiring and would never make them for guests. I felt as though I was eating spoonfuls of molasses. Even though I'm a health-conscious eater I'd rather walk off the butter calories from a good cookie than eat these. If you do decide to make these I'd suggest an extra dash of salt and a 1/4 tsp. ground cloves. Read More
(13)
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2004
I am not an intuitive cook so follow new recipes exactly. We like the rich molasses taste that's why I made molasses cookies. The only thing missing was the cook time - I settled on 11 minutes. We noticed a mellowing of flavor and sweetness on the second day. I cooked one batch on a greased cookie sheet one on a cookie sheet lined with parchment - the parchment yielded soft puffy cookies the others spread out thin. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2003
Loved it! Tastes a lot like a big chewy ginger snap. Some tips: for best results don't overcook; cooks like a dream on Silpat baking sheets (well worth the investment) or a well-greased cookie sheet; they MUST cool for 5 minutes on the sheet--don't rush this! I highly recommend this recipe!!! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2003
I just made a batch of these wonderful cookies. I could not believe how easy it was and how great the cookies tasted. I mixed everything together in one bowl - they are a little sticky though. I only had to bake mine for 8 minutes. Be sure to let them cool for at least 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. I can't wait to make another batch!!! Stephanie Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
I used half whole wheat flour half white flour threw in a cup of raisins and some extra ginger plus a little bit of vanilla extract and underbaked them slightly with superb results- they were deliciously crisp on the edges and satisfyingly chewy towards the middle- a bit too sweet overall perhaps next time I will try to cut the brown sugar by 1/4 cup and substitute a bit of flour and honey or perhaps try it with applesauce... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2006
I used 1/2 tablespoon fresh (well frozen fresh then dethawed) minced ginger root and mixed that right in the wet mixutre cut the brown sugar by 1/4 c as some others recomended increased the flour to 2.5 c (subbing 1 c whole wheat flour) guessed at less than the recipe calls for in salt used a glass baking pan greased with olive oil and used only one bowl! These are great! I undercooked the first batch because they were too big but you know what? They were still good! I rolled one of the first batch up and dipped it in milk it was like some kind of heavenly candy bar! I may experiment with the cooking times on this recipe to see what I like best and I encourage you to do so as well. Also only use a full half tablespoon of ginger root if you are a big fan of ginger my husband still likes them but he said he'd use less ginger. I can't wait to serve some to my maritimer father-in-law tommorrow as he is a fan of molasses cookies and these are similar to the bakery recipe he likes so much. ADDED LATER: Oh my goodness! Definately use parchment paper to cook them! Easier to clean up and bakes them up so much lighter and fluffy. Still have the crunchy edges with the chewy middles. I deifinately give this recipe 6 stars with the parchment paper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2003
I was very skeptical when I read this recipe and I decided to use up the little bit of molasses I had and give it a try. Molasses cookies are my husbands favorite! These are AWESOME! Simple easy and very tasteful. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! A new favorite for us! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2003
This recipe was simple to make. I made it all in one bowl and didn't even have to use a mixer. I was worried about it being too strong after I read the reviews so I used 1/4 cup of honey and 3/4 cup of molasses. I also rolled the dough into balls and rolled it in sugar. They turned out great!!!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Very good cookie but a bit on the sweet side. I've had good results with lowering the amount of sugar. Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
10/02/2003
Sticky? Yes. Very strong molasses flavor? Yes. Lacking 'oomph'? Yes. I found these cookies uninspiring and would never make them for guests. I felt as though I was eating spoonfuls of molasses. Even though I'm a health-conscious eater I'd rather walk off the butter calories from a good cookie than eat these. If you do decide to make these I'd suggest an extra dash of salt and a 1/4 tsp. ground cloves. Read More
(13)
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