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Gingered Molasses Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:33 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 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


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and 1 cup sugar. Beat in egg, molasses and orange peel. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. 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. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed 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."

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