Giant Molasses Cookies

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Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 24 servings


•1-1/2 cups butter, softened
•2 cups sugar
•2 eggs
•1/2 cup molasses
•4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
•4 teaspoons ground ginger
•2 teaspoons baking soda
•1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
•1 teaspoon ground cloves
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/4 cup chopped Diamond of California® Pecans
•3/4 cup coarse sugar


•In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans.
• Shape into 2-in. balls and roll in coarse sugar. Place 2-1/2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until tops are cracked. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.


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