Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 14 mins

Great for bake sales or for a large dessert. Chewy and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium bowl stir together first 6 ingredients and set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl beat shortening on low speed for 30 seconds.
  3. Add sugar and beat until combined.
  4. Beat in eggs and molasses until combined.
  5. Mix in reserved flour and spice mixture until combined.
  6. Shape dough into 2 inch balls, (or you can measure with a #20 ice cream scoop).
  7. Roll balls in the coarse sugar.
  8. Place 2-1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are light brown and puffed -- do not overbake!
  10. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Most Helpful

Love ' ' 'em....

howfunisthat December 21, 2012

These have such a wonderful flavor and texture! We loved them. Thanks for posting, DogandCatDoc!

Judi H November 19, 2005