Jumbo Molasses Cookies

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Molasses provides a simple addition to these traditional cookies that are made with Gold Medal® flour - perfect for dessert.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
cup dark molasses
1/2
cup water
4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice
Sugar
  • 1 Beat 1 cup sugar and the butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours until dough is firm.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375º. Generously grease cookie sheet with shortening. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on generously floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 3-inch circles. Sprinkle with sugar. Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly in center. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Expert Tips

Molasses cookies are an old-fashioned favorite. These oversize cookies are cakelike and tender, with the added bonus of being low in fat. Make a glaze by stirring 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons fat-free (skim) milk, 2 drops of vanilla and, if desired, 2 drops butter flavor in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.