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Chewy Ginger Drop Cookies

 Chewy Ginger Drop Cookies
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
15 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached 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

  • 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.
  • 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.