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Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies

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  • Makes: 20 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 15 mins

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Keep an eye out for these spice and molasses cookies. They're so delicious they may not even have time to cool before they're gone!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 egg
  • Water
  • Sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves.
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar and beat until fluffy.
  3. Add egg and molasses. Beat until combined. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until well combined.
  4. Shape into 1-1/2-inch balls. Dip into a small bowl of water and a bowl of additional sugar. (For a lighter coating, just dip in sugar.)
  5. Arrange balls 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes or until light brown on bottoms. Cool the cookies on wire racks. Makes 20 cookies.

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