Grandma's Ginger Molasses Cookies

Grandma's Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe

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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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Sift together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.
3Cream sugar and shortening; add egg and molasses. Add dry mixture, blending well. Dough will be soft.
4Roll 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.
5Bake 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 Grandma's Ginger Molasses Cookies

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