Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins
A tasty ginger cookie with chopped candied ginger I copied from a forum.
- 3⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup candied ginger, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon clove
- 2 tablespoons sugar, for rolling dough
- In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar; add molasses and egg.
- Combine the rest in a bowl (except granulated sugar) and mix together.
- Add to creamed mixture.
- Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar.
- Place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 8- 10 minutes or until golden.
- Do not over bake! They should be slightly soft when removed from the oven.
- Let cool in pan for a few minutes before removing to a rack to cool.
- Use a 1 Tbsp cookie scoop to shape them.
These were tasty little gems! I made up my own candied ginger (Candied Ginger and Syrup] to make these cookies. I halved the recipe and they turned out nice and not too dry! Thank you!