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Fat Molasses Cookies

Fat Molasses Cookies

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  • Yield: 26 cookies
  • Prep 40 mins
  • Chill 1 hr
  • Bake 10 mins per batch

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Ginger and cinnamon add holiday spice to these thick, dark cookies.


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • Finely chopped crystallized ginger or coarse sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a very large bowl, beat shortening for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the eggs, water, vinegar, and molasses; beat until combined. Add flour mixture and beat until combined. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  3. On a floured surface, roll out half of the dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough using a 3-inch scalloped or round cutter. Place cookies 2-1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 10 or until edges are firm. Remove and cool on wire racks. Store cookies at room temperature for up to 3 days. Makes 26 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

(Fat Molasses Cookies)

pro. (g) 1, iron (mg) 2, cal. (kcal) 239, calcium (mg) 40, Potassium (mg) 241, sugar (g) 18, sodium (mg) 134, sat. fat (g) 2, chol. (mg) 16, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 8, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 38, fiber (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Folate (µg) 44, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 2, vit. A (IU) 0, vit. C (mg) 0

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