Giant Molasses Cookies


Christmas, Cookies


1-1/2 cups butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature

1/2 cup molasses

4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons baking soda

1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup chopped pecans

3/4 cup coarse sugar


Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans. , Shape into 2-in. balls and roll in coarse sugar. Place 2-1/2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 13-15 minutes or until tops are cracked. Remove to wire racks to cool.


Fat: 13g fat (7g saturated fat)
Calories: 310 calories
Sodium: 219mg sodium
Fiber: 1g fiber)
Carbohydrate: 46g carbohydrate (27g sugars
Cholesterol: 48mg cholesterol
Protein: 3g protein.