Cinnamon, cloves, and ginger all add the classic spice flavor to these molasses cookies.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 hrs
11 hrs at 350°
About 20 cookies


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  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves. In another large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and molasses until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture. Dough will be soft.

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  • Shape dough into 2-inch balls. Roll balls in the coarse or pearl sugar. Place 4 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Using the bottom of a glass, dipped in additional granulated sugar if necessary to prevent sticking, flatten dough to 3-inch rounds.

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  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 11 to 13 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned, tops are puffed (do not overbake) and edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and let cool. Makes about 20 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

287 calories; total fat 10g; saturated fat 6g; cholesterol 46mg; sodium 263mg; carbohydrates 47g; fiber 1g; protein 3g; vitamin a 62RE; vitamin aIU; calcium 50mg; iron 2mg.