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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 53.4
  • Total Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.2 mg
  • Sodium: 22.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g

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Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

Submitted by: COOKINNANCY
Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

Introduction

At only 53 calories a piece, these soft cookies are sure to please! At only 53 calories a piece, these soft cookies are sure to please!
Number of Servings: 48

Ingredients

    1/3 C butter or margarine, softened
    3/4 C packed Brown Sugar
    1/4 C dark Molasses
    1tsp Ginger, ground
    1tsp Cinnamon, ground
    1 egg
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 1/2 C all purpose wheat flour
    1/2 C whole wheat flour
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 C granulated sugar

Directions

Beat the Butter on medium-high speed in a large mixing bowl for 2 minutes. Beat in the brown sugar. Add the Molasses, Ginger, and Cinnamon, mix thoroughly. Add the Egg. Add the baking powder. Mix in as much of the flour & wheat flour as you can with the electric mixer. Stir in any remaining by hand. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray 3-4 cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
Shape into 1 inch balls, roll in granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8-12 minutes, until cookies are set and tops crack.
Makes 48 Cookies






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  • Good
    26 of 28 people found this review helpful
    I'm wondering if maybe the recipe should include a little baking soda & salt? I added some, plus a little vanilla & some crystallized ginger pieces & raisins. They were gone in 2 days. - 2/2/09

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  • Very Good
    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    I used less spice than the recipe called for and now that some time has gone by I'm glad that I did. I originally thought it was a mistake-but the cookies "developed" as cookies do and were really delicious-thanks for a wonderful recipe. - 3/14/09

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  • Very Good
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    These were wonderful! Everyone loved them! Be careful to not bake them too much, though, because they burn easily. - 12/24/08

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  • 21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY! Doesn't have to be Christmas to ENJOY these! Makes 24-48. Makes balls very small for 48. Bake 10-14 min. Use fork to 'do' criss-cross 'mash' on top before baking. - 1/29/09

    Reply from COOKINNANCY (3/17/14)
    I saw this on pinterest, and was STUNNED to see name. I am honored that they were on a featured list. I had only submitted the recipe for the nutritional data. They are great year round, I often make ginger cookies in spring. You can still see my photo of 8 appropriately sized cookies on a plate.


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  • 17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Good. I tried them and the cookies were soft but I thought the recipe was missing something. I had to make the cookies very small in order to get 48 of them. No wonder it is only 50 calories each. Smile. - 3/3/09

    Reply from COOKINNANCY (3/17/14)
    Yes, they are quite small, a very appropriately sized treat. The photo I submitted with the recipe shows this quite clearly, 8 cookies on a dinner plate.


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  • Very Good
    13 of 19 people found this review helpful
    This is very similar to the recipe I have used for years. Will definitely use whole wheat flour the next time. Also, after reading the comments, I'm wondering if the total amount of flour should be reduced to 2 cups. - 12/13/08

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    they were very good. almost got 4 out of them. *Note I bake all of my cookies @ 325 for 15-(17) minutes. Less chance of burning them, and the come out great. I think I will increase the cinnamon though. But THANK YOU! ;) - 1/26/10

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  • 12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Made these last night and they turned out great. They didn't crack on top as stated and the ones on the bottom rack got a lil burnt. Probably just my baking abilities and not the recipe. Next time I'll cook them for less time than shown above. My co-workers all loved them too :) - 12/24/08

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I had to cook mine for 14 min, and they stayed really round (didn't flatten into cookie shape) since I rolled them into balls like the recipe states - but they tasted yummy! - 12/24/07

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    These tasted pretty good, although mine didn't crack on the top like it said they would. You will have to make the balls really, really small in order to get 48 out of the dough. - 12/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These are fantastic! I didn't use all of the flour or all the sugar and cinnamon mixture. I also just gave them a little push down before baking and they turned out perfect!! - 11/29/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    my family really enjoyed these...thought the spices were perfect - 6/12/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a ginger cookie connoisseur, but I tried this recipe and they were delicious! - 3/3/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Very good, but my results were 24 cookies, so I assumed that I ate two at a time. ;-)) - 12/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    absolutely wonderful.. and simple to make.. a keeper for sure - 3/5/09

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  • 6 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Not everyone in our family likes ginger cookies, but I do. They are nutritious, but no one mentions how Ginger cookies are supposed to be great for you to have in the car for trips to help when someone starts getting car sick. Then you can enjoy your trip feeling well. Thank You! - 12/7/09

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  • 6 of 18 people found this review helpful
    The Nutritional Info isn't right. - 12/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These cookies are easy to make and the molasses adds a delicious richness to the flavor. I really enjoyed these and shared with friends! - 8/9/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
    this is just like my grandmother's recipe from 70 years ago! we love them and make them all year round! - 3/3/09

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  • 6 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Has anyone tried these using splenda brown sugar blend and all whole wheat flour? That would cut a few calories and add alittle more fiber. They sound yummy! - 3/3/09

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This recipe turned out great! I added 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp baking soda to recipe. I used 1c of brown sugar instead of 3/4. I was able to get 24 cookies because I didn;t want them to small. The first batch did not flatten so the last batch I flatted with a wet spoon and it turned out perfect...
    - 12/28/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Worth saving for a day of low carbs and able to splurge . . . just too delicious - 12/7/09

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  • Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These are good, I love to have a couple when I have a hot cup of tea. - 12/7/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! These are my favourite cookies and my father-in law loves them as well! - 7/28/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    i made them for the holidays very good thanks for sharing - 12/28/08

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Mine didn't flatten out either, stayed big & round. I'll fork em next time, and use less flour to get a moister cookie. Tastes good though! BAKING TIP - to get 48 cookies, divide dough into 4 quarters, put 1 quarter on a paper plate, then divide that up into 4 wedges & make 3 cookies out of each one - 4/13/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Amazing. These need to be pushed down into a more cookie-shape, and cooked more briefly than the recipe says.
    But WONDERFUL.
    A deliciously dangerous recipe! - 12/31/12

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I loved this cookie because I like a soft and chewy cookie. - 12/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
    these were my dad's favorite cookies. - 12/7/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Nom, nom nom.... And no artificial sweetener! Yay! Make them twice as big & they're still only 107 calories each. Not bad for a treat.
    : ) - 12/2/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have all purpose wheat flour. So I used white flour. They were great. Molasses flavor is pretty strong though. - 2/5/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    baking soda will help them to "flatten" on the pan. A bit too much molasses for my liking. - 12/21/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made them a little bigger and got 15 out of them. 350 for the full 12 minutes and the top cracked. Very taste! - 12/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    48 would be VERY small but it made about 30 good size cookies. The kids are loving them and it was a fun project to make the balls and roll them with the kids! - 7/4/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made these cookies this morning! Yummy!!!! I love molasses cookies, and these are great! A small cookie is just enough to satisfy my craving! I definately recommend these! - 2/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I rolled them in turbinado sugar. They were scrumtious! - 1/20/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are a very tasty variation on gingerbread! The dough was a bit dry but they came out well after baking. - 12/24/09

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  • 2 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I will try these. I learned that molasses has lots of calcium which I am always short on in my nutrition report. - 7/15/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I will have to experiment with using non-gluten flour but they sound delicious! - 3/3/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A nice cookie... Mine turned out like wafers; very thin. Baked for 10 min.... Great with tea!!! - 8/7/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I got 90 cookies, first pan didn't flatten, so I flattened the rest before cooking, also didn't crack on top, very disappointed in the recipe. I followed recipe exactly ! Don't know what happened. - 4/17/13

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were good but small. - 1/15/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good, but I messed up a bit. The first batch was perfect - 10 minutes on my air-bake sheet on the middle rack.

    The rest, I tried to rush -- I didn't use airbake sheets, and I had one on the lower rack. They got burned quickly. I think you need to just use the middle rack, they burn easily. - 12/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I rolled dough into a Saran-Wrapped roll and froze the two rolls. I could, then, slice and bake them at my convenience. I also cut back on the brown sugar a tad and used candied ginger chopped extremely fine. Blackstrap mollasses provided more nutrients and VERY good flavors!! Terrific cookies. - 7/22/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was a little short on the molasses and my batter was quite dry so I didn't roll it in the sugar and cinnamon at the end, but my guests really liked the taste. I only got 36 cookies instead of 45 so my nutritional count was off a bit. I am buying more molasses 2nd try! I liked the cookie size. - 3/11/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome cookies. I used plain white flower and Splenda and they came out fine. Agree with not getting 48, and if any one has a tried and true trick to keep the dough from sticking to your hands after you've rolled a few, that would be appreciated. - 12/22/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Where do you find all purpose wheat flour? I used all purpose white flour the first time I made them, with the 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. Cookies came out good, round and small. Next time I may flatten them with criss cross method as someone had stated. - 12/17/11

    Reply from COOKINNANCY (3/17/14)
    All purpose wheat flour is white flour. It is wheat that has been ground up then the fiber etc removed, versus being whole wheat flour which includes the whole grain. Also versus being made from any other grain.


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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I followed the directions to a tee, but the results looked nothing like the picture provided, and tasted like the kind of "health cookie" a child would make a face at (probably all that ww flour). The cookies were small, round, and dense, and tasted like molasses. I was the only one who'd eat them. - 12/8/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are the best cookies every. So easy to make. Instead of rolling the whole cookie in the sugar mixture, I use a glass, and press the top with the sugar mixture. Cuts a little more sugar out.
    - 12/7/11

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added some candied ginger pieces to add some texture. - 12/6/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    They were nice, chewey and had lots of spice - 5/21/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe turned out really well. i had never used molasses before and at first i thought that it would make the cookies very bitter.. boy was i wrong! these turned out great and they were a hit for the whole family :) - 1/28/11

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did find that these were extremely small and more dry than chewy but the taste was good. With some minor adjustments I will certainly try baking these again. - 12/14/10

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Just in time for Christmas. - 12/7/09

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    what flour to use if you are sensitive to whole wheat flour? - 12/7/09

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    If these turn out as yummy as they sound they are going to be my new favorite Christmas cookie! Can't wait to make them. - 12/6/09

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  • 1 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Love molasses so I will definitely try it. - 8/10/09

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  • 1 of 12 people found this review helpful
    They say that 1 serving has 53 calories (roughly). How many is in 1 serving. If it's one cookie then I'd rather get the 100 calorie entenmens. at least I get 4 cookies. No but he recipe sounds good. even though I don't bake, I love to eat sweets so I will definately ty this.
    - 7/30/09

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  • 1 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I have a recipe, but after reading the comments I am going to adjust my recipe to be more healthy. - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    very good !!! - 3/3/09

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  • 1 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I'll make these tomorrow. If they are small they can
    be popped in the mouth without bites! - 3/3/09

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    mmmm mmm good!!! - 3/3/09

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  • 1 of 12 people found this review helpful
    My family loves these! - 3/3/09

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  • 1 of 14 people found this review helpful
    sounds very simple and easy to make. Molases and ginger suppose to be very healthy for you. I will be trying it very soon. - 12/24/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried yet but they really sound good. Will make some for my Christmas gift plates this year. - 12/2/13

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  • I made these cookies, and they were a nice treat. They were easy to make, and all the ingredients are staples in my cupboard Will make again - 9/20/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe because molasses and ginger I love. My granddaughter and I will enjoy cooking these cookies. - 5/3/13

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  • I am not a baker so I don't know all the tricks, but wish I did. These tasted good but were not "chewy" and stayed sphere shaped. What did I do wrong? - 12/23/12

    Reply from COOKINNANCY (3/17/14)
    Using butter vs margarine makes a difference, I won't touch margarine. Whichever you use should be SOFTENED and definitely not MELTED, this makes a huge difference, I like to just set mine out for a while. Also, make sure you let the dough chill, and don't flatten it if you want the cracked look.


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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Why is everyone adding salt & baking soda to the recipe when they're already in there?
    Will definitely try these and rate them soon. DH loves molasses cookies, so the rating will likely be his. - 12/7/12

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Raisins and walnuts are a great addition. - 12/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! Just like my mother used to make! - 12/2/12

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I'm thinking about trying this with Splenda brown sugar mix, Stevia and some extra fiber added to lower the WW points value. - 12/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very similar to a recipe I am already using but I loved it so will use it in place of mine. Thank You...... - 12/2/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made a batch of these for hubby tonight, reminds him of his Grandma's cookies. His grandparents grew sorghum cane and had their own press and cooked molasses. Yummm! - 10/21/12

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  • Baking right now. Mine didn't expand like I thought they would, but when I flattened them, they came out just right. Thanks for posting!
    - 2/11/12

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    hi - 1/14/12

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  • Good flavor, would like to try again! - 12/11/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good - 12/8/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I always have used wheat flour mixed in and also include nutmeg and cloves. The wheat flour just seems to make this cookie less sweet! - 12/7/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    really nice cookies - 12/7/11

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  • Very nice, very small cookie. - 12/7/11

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    What is the difference between all purpose wheat flour and whole wheat flour? Can I use all whole wheat (since I already have this in the pantry)? Can't wait to try these! - 12/6/11

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  • Made a batch to share at a party. Some folks told me they were not to their taste... but I sure like them. Flavorful... not overly sweet, but just right, IMO. - 12/6/11

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  • First time making these. Mine didn't really crack at the top, so are a little overdone, but still good. Couldn't wait for one to cool down all the way. Yummm - 12/4/11

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Can I replace butter in oil? - 11/18/11

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  • So good! Mine didn't flatten out or crack, either, but still delicious. - 12/22/10

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  • I will be making these cookies again! - 12/19/10

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  • Very good! Easy to make,taste great!Thanks - 12/14/10

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    they sound good - 12/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    So good that I added it to my favorites! - 12/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    haven't made yet but I love molasses - 12/7/10

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Looks awesome! I guess I'm doing some baking tomorrow!!! - 12/7/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are great little cookies, just right for a cookie fix. - 12/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    these sounds so good. - 12/7/10

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds deliciops. I'll have to try them. - 12/7/10

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  • These are sss000000o yummy. Great holiday treat for everyone. - 12/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is almost the exact sam recipe as passed down in my family from my great grandmother! It is great. This year I plan to try it with Splenda brown sugar to try and reduce the calories a little. - 12/7/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Nice recipe - 12/7/10

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  • these are the perfect answer to my cookie cravings. LOVE THEM! - 5/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow, amazing! Mine came out perfectly (though only about 36). Everyone loved them! Watch those calories!!! - 5/1/10

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