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Chewy Ginger Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 4 dozen

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 disappear quickly from my cookie jar.—Bernice Smith, Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota
Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. 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 for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 73 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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