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    Ginger Cookies

    Ginger Cookies. Photo by Lainey6605

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    2 hrs 45 mins

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    HokiesMom's Note:

    A recipe my mom always made for us. I think she is the reason I love all those nutty spices like ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves - the list goes on and on. These are great with a nice cup of tea for dipping! The dough needs to chill 2 hours before rolling out for cutting - so allow this extra time. The amount of cookies will vary depending on the size and shape of the cookie cutters you use. For a standard 2" round cutter, you will get approximately 40 cookies from this recipe.

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    Serves: 20



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325°F.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, mix together the shortening, brown sugar and molasses.
    3. 3
      Stir in the 1/2 c cold water.
    4. 4
      In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt, and spices (NOT the baking soda).
    5. 5
      Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
    6. 6
      In a small bowl, stir the baking soda into the 3 tbls of cold water; then stir into the other dough mixture.
    7. 7
      Chill dough for a minimum of 2 hours.
    8. 8
      Roll out dough to a 1/2" thickness.
    9. 9
      Cut with cookie cutters of your desired shape/design.
    10. 10
      Place 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
    11. 11
      Bake for 14-16 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 08, 2009


      These cookies are very good. The molasses flavor is very intense and I would like to taste more of the ginger. I did chill my dough well over 2 hours, but the dough did stick to the counter when I tried to roll it. I don't know if you are supposed to add flour, but I didn't think that would look very nice since these cookies are brown. So, instead of continuing the rolling, I rolled them into balls and then into granulated sugar like I do with my recipe for ginger cookies. These cookies did not flatten, however, which was fine. I baked the first batch for 12 minutes. However, that was too long for me since I like them a little bit soft. The next batches were baked for only 10 minutes. Overall, this is a very good cookie and if you like a strong molasses flavor, you will love these. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on February 03, 2009


      Made for 123 tag. I chose to copy Lainey's method by rolling them into balls and then sugar...I just LOVE these cookies...I'm a huge fan of ginger!

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    • on July 31, 2008


      Always love the smell & taste of ginger anything, & these cookies are no different ~ They're GREAT! I did make mine considerably bigger & got 25 cookies from the recipe! Also used a dark brown sugar (The more molasses, the better!)! Thanks for posting! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup cooking game]

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    Nutritional Facts for Ginger Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (86 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 267.1
    Calories from Fat 34
    Total Fat 3.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 261.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 10.6 g
    Protein 3.9 g

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