Ginger Cookies

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Extraordinary fragrance fills the kitchen when these cookies, loaded with ginger and cinnamon, are baked.

R090775
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
28 mins
Servings:
120
Yield:
120 cookies

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cup shortening or unsalted butter

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup molasses

  • ¾ cup sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Add the 2 cups sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and molasses until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture.

  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in the 3/4 cup sugar. Place 1-1/2 inches apart on a parchment-lined or ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned and tops are puffed (do not overbake). Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

  3. Makes about 120 cookies.

Big Ginger Cookies:

Prepare as above, except shape dough into 2-inch balls by using a 1/4-cup measure or scoop; roll in sugar. Place 2-1/2 inches apart on parchment-lined or ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350°F oven for 11 to 13 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned and tops are puffed (do not overbake). Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 24 cookies.Per cookie: 306 cal., 13 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 18 mg chol., 138 mg sodium, 45 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 3 g pro.Daily Values: 1% vit. A, 1% vit. C, 3% calcium, 10% iron Exchanges: 3 Other Carbo., 2.5 Fat

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
3g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 120
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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