Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

My great grandmother used to make these cookies all the time. When she passed in 1996, no one else made them, until recently when I found her recipe box. Hope you guys enjoy them as much as I do. Note: When I made them, I didn't bother counting to see how many cookies came from one full batch, I will however estimate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar, and shortening in a bowl. Add eggs and molasses.
  2. In another bowl mix dry ingredients together and mix with the wet ingredients. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  4. Roll into 2 inch balls and roll into sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.


Most Helpful

These are wonderful! I refrigerated the dough about 6 hours before DH begged me to bake 1 batch. The dough was soft but perfectly useable by this time. The cookies are crisp and sweet and the spices are perfect. I had to laugh as I actually got 85, 2 inch cookies when I finished baking them today. A super bonus as far as I am concerned. It was very kind of you to share your Great Grandmother's recipe- Thank You. *Made for Spring PAC 2009*

Brenda. April 12, 2009

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