Ginger Cookies

Kathleen Taylor


I have tried unsuccessfully to find a good molasses cookie recipe, until I visited my aunt Doris! These are wonderful cookies.


★★★★★ 1 vote

3 Dozen
30 Min
15 Min


  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    butter flavor shortening
  • 1
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 c
    + 1 tblsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Ginger Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream shortening and sugar until light.
  3. Add egg and beat until fluffy.
  4. Beat in molasses until completely incorporated.
  5. Sift (or whisk) together flour, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add to flour mixture to shortening and sugar mixture, and mix to combine.
  7. Roll into 1" balls and roll in sugar.
  8. Place on cookie and press down lightly with a glass dipped in sugar.
  9. Bake @ 350 degrees for 14-15 minutes.

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Course/Dish: Cookies

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