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Molasses Cookie Mix

These spicy, old-fashioned treats are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. For holiday gift giving, I put a batch of this cookie mix in an attractive basket along with the recipe and a festive tea towel. —Barbara Stewart, Portland, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen per batch

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Divide into three batches; store in airtight containers in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 3 batches (9 cups total).
  • To prepare cookies: Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses; mix well. Add 3 cups cookie mix; beat until smooth.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until the edges are firm and the surface cracks, 9-11 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 67 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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