Crunchy Gingerbread Cookies

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins

These make a hard, crunchy cooky that's good for dipping in coffee or tea. My mom would make a "sandwich" with a piece of Schwartzbrot, butter and a gingerbread cookie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (after chilling dough).
  2. Cream shortening, sugar and molasses.
  3. Add egg and beat.
  4. Sift flour with other dry ingredients.
  5. Gradually add these into wet ingredients.
  6. Chill dough for 1 1/2 hours (or more).
  7. Cut into shapes, place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.


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Delicious gingerbread cookies - perfect combination of spices. I couldn't wait to dunk one of them into my afternoon coffee. I tried to find my gingerbread man cookie cutter to no avail, so I cut them out as stars. The recipe didn't specify a temperature so I cooked them at 350 degrees and for a little less time as my oven cooks a little hotter than normal. Made for the Football Pool tag game - Congrats on your win!

DailyInspiration December 23, 2014

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