Ursula Faith’s Ginger Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by A Messy Cook

From ye olde recipe box…I’m not sure from where my mom originally got this recipe, but it has been there as long as I can remember. Packed full of spicy, molasses-y sweetness. I have not made these myself so I can’t vouch for them from first-hand experience, but they do look quite good. I am really not sure about the serving size or prep time either, so I just gave it a wild guess!

Top Review by absolutsherry

I've done this recipe for over 20 years. I got it out of some magazine long lost. Thankfully I copied it down many years ago. This cookie has become my signature cookie. I started baking them for christmas gifts. I pick out 6 or so cookie cutters and decorate them with a royal icing. I've always used solid shortening never butter. I bake these ginger cookies for every holiday but friends and family look forward to my Christmas gifts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together dry ingredients.
  2. Beat together remaining ingredients until well blended.
  3. Gradually beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients, until completely combined.
  4. Divide in quarters, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut into shapes.
  6. Bake at 350 on ungreased baking sheets for 10-12 minutes.

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