Molasses Sugar Cookies II

Molasses Sugar Cookies II


"These taste like a ginger cookie. They can be either crispy or chewy, depending on when they are taken out of the oven. Balls of dough are formed, then rolled in sugar and baked."


servings 187 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt shortening and cool. Add sugar, eggs and molasses; beat well.
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ground cloves and ginger. Add to the molasses mixture and stir until well combined. Chill dough for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  4. Remove dough from the refrigerator and form into walnut sized balls. Roll balls in white sugar. Place balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies and 10 to 12 minutes for crisper cookies. Store cookies in an airtight container.
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  1. 79 Ratings


Melt shortening and then cool? This is why some of you had a problem with it. ALWAYS have ALL ingredients at room temperature, including eggs and liquids!! Cream shortening or butter with sugars...

Excellent, crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect spicyness. Not a fan of using that much shortening, so I used 1 cup shortening, 1 stick of butter and it turned out soo...

Excellent recipe. This makes a perfect cookie. Hint for those who found the recipe tough to deal with due to being sticky: Make sure you allow the shortening to cool completely (until it starts ...

Delicious! I used butter rather than the shortening. I took them out of the oven at about 9 mins, as I like a softer cookie. They have stayed soft and still taste good four days later. I will ...

Cookies turned out wonderfully. Nice and moist, even a week after baking!!! This is a good one!!

Fabulous!!! I made a couple of changes. I only had butter so made them with butter versus shortening. I also made a mistake and didn't allow the melted butter to cool. This made for VERY soft ...

This was a huge hit over the holidays. I had several different people with several different tastes raving over these cookies. I was worried at first because the dough was a bit dry but I guess ...

They bake nice and look nice but you have to really like molasses and cloves to like these cookies. My husband couldn't even finish one cookie. I tried to acquire a taste for them but no luck. I...

Did not put molasses in and it was still amazing!!!