Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jumbo Molasses Cookies

These come from Taste of Home's Quick Cooking---July/August 2000. They are very good.

Jumbo Molasses Cookies

3 c butter flavored shortening
4 c sugar
1 c molasses
4 eggs
8 c flour
2 T plus 2 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t salt
1 t ground cloves
1 t ground ginger
additional sugar

In a large bowl, (I used Tupperware that's a bowl) cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses and eggs; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and ginger; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into balls; roll in sugar. Place four cookies on a greased baking sheet at a time. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes or until edges are set. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen LARGE cookies. I have made them regular size and cooked them for 10 minutes. You get MANY cookies that way!

The recipe suggests making the cookies in two batches---I didn't have trouble with my Tupperware bowl.

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