Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I adore these cookies! I found the recipe in a cute cookbook called "365 quick and inexpensive dinner menus". Everyone (even those who say 'I don't like ginger cookies') loves these!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine shortening, sugar, molasses and egg and beat throughly.
  2. Add baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to flour and mix together.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture to shortening mixture.
  4. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Roll into 1 inch bals and roll in granulated sugar.
  6. Place on cookie sheet (I like to flatten them slightly with bottom of a glass).
  7. Bake at 325 for 8 minutes **very important not to over bake or else they won't be soft!**.


Most Helpful

Excellent, easy recipe. Tastes a lot like Archway soft molasses cookies. Very quick to make. I increased the cinnamon, plus I added a pinch of allspice.

deeprose3_6854654 June 04, 2013

these are so yummy! pretty easy too! the only thing i would like to say is for us who aren't into baking as much and may not know- the cookies need to be soft (i mean, really soft- like they are still undercooked) or else they will harden after they come out. I am not a baker , and didn't know that cookies naturally harden a little after they come out of the oven... that being said, they are still good- just harder than intended!! great recipe!

Gracielagata October 26, 2005

Good cookies. But I waaay overcooked them (it just seemed too wet inside otherwise). They turned out to be perfectly acceptable ginger snap-like cookies.

Khassa September 23, 2005

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