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giant molasses cookies

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Areatha Daniels
Gary, IN

This one is NOT mine. I found it years ago trying to give my mom a little taste down memory lane. She has always talk about the tea cakes and molasses cookies her mom gave the children in the morning before going to school. YOU CAN'T DO THAT THESE DAYS. A lot of the children had'nt had breakfast, parent working or just plain LACK OF FOOD. My mom always say, " when you know how to shop & cook, you can look in your kitchen an find something to put together and feed your family. You need to know how to do both. So this one is for Grandma and Mom. THANK YOU ENJOY !

★★★★★ 1
serves 2 DOZEN
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For giant molasses cookies

  • 1 1/2 c
    butter softened
  • 2 c
  • 2 md
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses
  • 4 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    clove, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    pecans chopped
  • 3/4 c
    sugar coarse

How To Make giant molasses cookies

  • 1
    In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 2
    Beat in eggs and molasses.
  • 3
    Cimbine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, clove, and salt; gradully add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Fold in pecan.
  • 4
    Shape into 2 inch balls and roll in coarse sugar.
  • 5
    Place 2 1/2 in. apart on ungeased baking sheets. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until tops are cracked
  • 6
    Remove to wire rack to cool. ENJOY !