Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are always so soft & chewy. They are guaranteed to turn out everytime!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and sugar.
  2. Add molasses and egg, beat well.
  3. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix.
  4. Roll into marble size balls and dip in sugar.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

This is the same as the recipe I had posted before the site did a cleanup of duplicates. This is a great cookie that I have made for many years. It makes a lot of cookies. I like them to be crispy, so I make them small, let them cool completely and keep them in a metal tin. If you want them chewy, make them larger and keep them in an airtight container (e.g. Tupperware). This is definitely a family favourite!

fluffystew December 23, 2014

I doubled the amount of ginger and got that good flavor. But these never got crispy, they were soft. Kids and guests really liked them but I was looking for that snap.

Monajean June 10, 2008

good recipe. I cut the cooking time back to 10 min. came out perfect.

kfcook December 20, 2006

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