Molasses Ginger Cookies
Molasses cookies with chunks of ginger.
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 48 cookes
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 heaped tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½-1 cup crystilized ginger, chopped into chunks
  1. Melt the shortening and butter together over low heat
  2. While the shortening is melting sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Beat the sugar together with the molasses and butter/shortening mixture with a mixer.
  4. Add the eggs and beat well.
  5. Add about a third of the flour, stir and repeat until all the flour is mixed in.
  6. Gently fold in the chopped ginger.
  7. Chill the dough for 2 hours or more.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  9. Roll the dough into balls 1.25 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Dip half in sugar and place on the trays sugar side up.
  10. Bake 8-10 minutes.
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