Grandma's Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Grandma's Ginger Molasses Cookies

Karen Van Patten

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@TNSunshiine

This has been my favorite cookie for as long as I can remember! They come out of the oven crisp, then soften overnight into the most incredible cookie you'll ever eat!


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Serves:

Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ginger, ground
1 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp
clove, ground
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1 c
sugar
3/4 c
shortening, butter flavor or regular
1
egg
4 Tbsp
molasses

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Sift together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.
3
Cream sugar and shortening; add egg and molasses. Add dry mixture, blending well. Dough will be soft.
4
Roll dough in small balls, shake gently in a plastic bag filled with 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Balls will flatten in oven.
5
Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until very light brown. Do not over bake. Let cool for 10 minutes then move to an air-tight container or cookie jar. Cookies will be soft the next day.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom
Hashtags: #Ginger, #balls, #molasses