Secret Ginger Cookies Recipe

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White pepper and ground mustard are the secret ingredients in this recipe. My sons can't stop eating these slightly spicy chewy cookies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 27 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground white pepper, mustard and cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 130 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, mustard, cardamom, salt and cloves; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls, then roll in sugar. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Secret Ginger Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 130 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"These are great. I have made them quite a few times. I make sure everything is room temp. before beginning. I also, each time, forget to buy cardamom, so I go heavy on the other spices(but not the salt).Again,thanks. These are very good."

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