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Chewy Ginger Drop Cookies Recipe

Chewy Ginger Drop Cookies Recipe

THIS RECIPE originated with my grandmother. My mom, an excellent baker, also made these cookies. Then I baked them for my family...my daughters made them...and now my granddaughters are making them - a true legacy I'm happy to share. -Lois Furcron, Coudersport, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger and salt. Combine molasses and water. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with molasses mixture.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until edges are set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 174 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.