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Gingered Molasses Cookies Recipe

A nice blend of spices and grated orange peel makes these a little different than your basic molasses cookies. My son loved these when he was growing up.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:33 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, molasses and orange peel. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls, then in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 104 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.