Recipe by Jackie
"These cookies are easy and great to eat."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
spice cake mix
Very simple, quick recipe. Here's what I did: used a "pudding in the mix" cake mix, chilled the dough for about an hour, rolled the dough in granulated sugar and didn't flatten them as the recipe said. They turned out very chewy/soft, and the granulated sugar gave them an ever-so-slight crispiness. They also have slightly strong molasses and spice taste, so be warned if that's not your thing. With the adjustments I made, it's a five star recipe at my house.
These are okay - mine flattened down on their own and spread out, so I had a sheet of cookies that I had to cut apart. I tried putting 12 on a sheet. I made 17 cookies total, but they all ended up flat. They'd make good ice cream sandwiches though. They are chewy and taste good, but they don't look so great. Maybe my baking soda was too old? This is the same recipe as Giant Spice Cookies submitted by Sandra Pyeatt, though hers uses 1/4 C molasses instead of 1/3 C. Next time I would use 1/3 C, as I think the reason the cookies spread so much was because of all the liquid. I will try them again sometime, as it's so easy, and they're pretty decent. Not fabulous though. I sprinkled some granulated sugar on top of most of them before baking.
This gets 5 stars from me because it's so easy, and they taste good too. I mixed them with my mixer so the dough was too sticky to roll. I could care less, I just dropped them on a cookie sheet by the teaspoonful like any other cookie and baked them on airbake sheets for 8 minutes. It couldn't get any easier.
Not sure why this had gotten poor ratings. I loved the cookies. I mixed them by hand so they stayed nice and chewy. Maybe they got crisp for the others because they mixed them with a mixer and incororated too much air into them.? I did not flatten them slightly like the recipe said but i followed the rest of it exactly. Very easy nice cookie!! Update: Chewier and better flavor the next day. Thanks for the recipe! Mom and I love them!
I made these cookies on a whim because I had what I needed to make them (except I replaced the molasses with whipped honey because that's what I had). I was really impressed-- they turned out better than I expected! The first batch was on a standard cookie sheet with olive oil spray, and I wound up baking it for 10mins, then letting it sit on the sheet for another five or so. The second batch was done on a silicon sheet sitting on a regular cookie sheet, no oil, so I gave it a few extra minutes in the oven and I also let it sit on the sheet for about 10-15. Both batches turned out good! I also made the cookies smaller in general, so I came out with 22 cookies instead of 10. Love the recipe. It's light and tasty! My only concern is how quickly the cookies could dry out, which is a problem I've had with other recipes in the past...we'll see!
I try to keep a box of spice cake mix in the pantry to make these cookies in a pinch. They can be made quickly. I make a bunch of small cookies instead of 10 giant ones. They disappear quickly!
I liked the recipe but modified it a bit. I added 2 eggs, instead of 1/2 tsp of ginger I did 1/4 tsp, I kept with 1/4 tsp of soda. Added NO water, instead of 1/3 cup of molasses I used 2 tbsp. Kept the vanilla the same. Cooled batter in frig for 20 minutes. Put a little more than 1/2 tsp on cookie sheet & baked for 10 minutes at 350 instead of 375. Family loved them. Said they tasted just like ginger snaps. Joanne G
So easy and So good! The flavor was wonderful and the texture was soft in the middle and a little harder along the edges. They melted in our mouths! We shared them with friends and they loved them too!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Giant Spice Cookies
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 260
** Calories from Fat: 58
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