Ginger Cookies

If you are looking for a completely irresistible soft and chewy Ginger Cookie, oh boy do I have one for you!  These would make for any great holiday treat to share with your neighbors or bake up a batch and treat yourself along with a cup of hot chocolate! 

And if these weren’t delicious enough, wait till tomorrow when I add a whole other element that will knock your socks off.  Let’s just say I’ve made them too many times that the button on my jeans will allow!!

Ginger Cookies
Makes 2 dozen

3/4 cups shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp clove
1 tsp ginger
1/2 cup sugar (for rolling)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together shortening, sugar and molasses.  Add in egg and beat well.  In a medium bowl whisk together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, clove and ginger.  Add to your wet mixture and mix just until combined.  Using a 2 TBSP scoop, shape dough into balls and roll in 1/2 cup sugar.  Place on a cookie sheet and slightly press flat with a flat bottomed glass (or fingers).  Bake for 8-9 minutes or until they start to slightly crack on the top.  Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool. 

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  • The Story of an Apple Seed
    November 17, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try them!
    Just wondering if butter can be used instead of the shortening? Thanks in advance 🙂