Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies
Barbara Kiebel

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup  shortening
  • 1 Cup  butter
  • 1 3/4 Cup  sugar
  • eggs
  • 1/2 Cup  molasses
  • 4 Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 4 Teaspoons  baking soda
  • 2 Teaspoons  ground ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons  cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon  clove
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 Cup  raw sugar
  •   Cooking spray

I love these cookies! Someone might call them gingersnaps but they aren't… the molasses is distinct in their flavor and does complement the ginger perfectly.

They are something we make in the fall and serve with apples but also a stable of our Christmas cookie jar. They are best if they aren't allowed to completely dry out… crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside… perfect!

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream the shortening with the butter. Add the sugar, eggs, and molasses. Cream together. Sift together the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, clove, and salt into a bowl, and add to the creamed ingredients. Roll into 1-inch balls. Roll in raw sugar granules.

Lightly coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray and place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

529 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

26%

Servings:

12
  • Fat 256g 393%
  • Carbs 966g 322%
  • Saturated 135g 674%
  • Fiber 17g 70%
  • Trans 15g
  • Sugars 577g
  • Protein 67g 134%
  • Cholesterol 860mg 287%
  • Sodium 6,450mg 269%
  • Calcium 606mg 61%
  • Magnesium 551mg 138%
  • Potassium 3,295mg 94%
  • Iron 35mg 192%
  • Zinc 6mg 39%
  • Phosphorus 856mg 122%
  • Vitamin A 6,243IU 125%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 271%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 183%
  • Niacin (B3) 32mg 159%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 78%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 970µg 243%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 21%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 56%
  • Vitamin K 52µg 65%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 75g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 27g
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