Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft Molasses Cookies

Mmm! Bite into classic soft, melt-in-your-mouth molasses cookies for a yummy bit of nostalgia.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

 

About 2 dozen cookies

1
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup shortening
1/4
cup molasses
1
egg
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons granulated sugar
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar.
  2. Shape dough by rounded tablespoonfuls into 1 1/2-inch balls. Dip tops into granulated sugar. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls, sugared sides up, about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 13 to 16 minutes or just until set and cookies appear dry. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
Makes About 2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Purchasing
Purchase shortening formed in oblong packages marked for easy cutting and measuring. It eliminates messy measuring in cups.
How-To
Spray the inside of the measuring cup with cooking spray so molasses will slide out of the cup easily.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 135mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.