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Gingered Molasses Cookies

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
  • Makes
    5-1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 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


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, molasses and orange zest. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 104 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Tetee
    Nov 5, 2014

    I wanted to try a different type of cookie, and chose this one. I did the recipe exactly as written and they turned out great. The spices were just right. A very delicious cookie.