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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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