Soft Molasses Cookies

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

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

Purchase shortening formed in oblong packages marked for easy cutting and measuring. It eliminates messy measuring in cups.

Spray the inside of the measuring cup with cooking spray so molasses will slide out of the cup easily.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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