Soft and Delicious Ginger Cookies

Soft and Delicious Ginger Cookies

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Soft and Delicious Ginger Cookies

Soft and Delicious Ginger Cookies

For these Old Fashioned Ginger Snap style Cookie with tutorial pictures click HERE 

My friend, Sherry King, gave me a great tip to make my cookies stay soft – use shortening in place of butter!

Soft and Delicious Ginger Cookies


2 ¼ cups flour

2 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. cloves

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup butter flavored shortening

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup molasses

2 Tbl. granulated sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, blend the butter flavored shortening and brown sugar until combined. Add the egg, then the molasses.

Slowly add the flour mixture.

Form into 1/2” balls and roll in the remaining 2 Tbl. granulated sugar. (you may need more)  Place onto cookie sheet that has been coated with spray release.

 Bake 7 minutes or until very light golden brown; they will seem a bit uncooked.

Allow cookies to sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes to continue to cook and then place on wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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8 replies
    • Carrie Groneman
      Carrie Groneman says:

      I just know you will enjoy these soft and flavorful ginger cookies. One reader suggested using half butter (only real!) and half butter flavored shortening. You might want to try that, but I know with the butter flavored shortening they stay soft for days – if they last that long!

  1. Deanna Ritz
    Deanna Ritz says:

    I love ginger!! These cookies look oh so good. I pinned these cookies and hope to make this next holiday season. :)Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to Tasty Tuesdays. I’m your newest Bloglovin & Twitter follower and would love some follow backs if you are interested.
    Have a great weekend,
    Deanna @


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