Chewy Ginger Drop Cookies
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
Makesabout 2-1/2 dozen
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 174 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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Dec 31, 2014
Aug 11, 2011
This cookie is really good and also really quick to make. The ingredients are things that I always have on hand, so I will be adding this recipe to my favorites. Besides being absolutely delicious, the texture of these cookies is amazing!!!!
Apr 13, 2011
Thank you for sharing this recipe. When I was a 4-Her, I learned to make a cookie that tasted very similar to this. My 4-H cooking leader has passed and took this wonderful recipe with her and I'm so glad to have a replacement to share with my kids.
Sep 13, 2009
To this recipe, I added 1/2 cupginger pieces (cut up fine) and all those who ate them wanted the recipe. The ginger pieces bring out the richness of thus cookie.