Jumbo Molasses Cookies

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

Minutes

Total Time

3:40

Hrs:Mins

Makes

 

About 3 dozen cookies

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.
Makes About 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
A Note from the Nutritionist:
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:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.