Grandma's Ginger Molasses Cookies

Grandma's Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Karen Van Patten


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!


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies
10 Min
10 Min


  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ginger, ground
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    clove, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    shortening, butter flavor or regular
  • 1
  • 4 Tbsp

How to Make Grandma's Ginger Molasses Cookies


  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.

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About Grandma's Ginger Molasses Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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