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Ginger Drop Cookies

Total Time

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

Makes

about 5-1/2 dozen

My mother shared the recipe for these soft spice cookies, and I'm so grateful to have it! —Bethel Walters, Willow River, Minnesota
Ginger Drop Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and eggs. Combine the dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with water. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
  2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 cookies: 165 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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