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Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe
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Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

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These moist, delicious ginger cookies have an old-fashioned appeal that'll take you back to Grandma's kitchen. I'm never surprised when these treats quickly disappear from my cookie jar.—Bernice Smith, Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 73 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, molasses and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining sugar. Place 1-1/2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Ginger Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 73 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Chewy Ginger Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

Easy to make, great taste.I only cooked them for 9 minutes a batch.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 13, 2013

These cookies are delicious taste wise, however i was disappointed because they are not chewy AT ALL. I wouldn't say they are as hard as ginger snaps, but they are close to it. The flavor is great, but they aren't what i was looking for. They shouldn't put that they are chewy. If you want chewy ginger cookies than don't make these.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

I added 1/2 cup of molasses instead of a 1/4 to give it more flavor.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

Great tasting!!! I rolled them in raw sugar otherwise did recipe the same. Would recommend to roll them out all at one time. as the last dozen got a little dried out and just a little crumbly to work with. I wouldn't double the recipe,just make one batch at a time. I didn't find them chewy...but really good flavor. Hubby liked them!!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

Our family loves chewy cookies and these are the best! They travel better well and my chocolate loving kids love these even though they don't have any in them.

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