Chewy Ginger Cookies

Chewy Ginger Cookies

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  • cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • ½

    cup shortening

  • 1

    large egg

  • ¼

    cup unsulphured molasses

  • 2

    tsp finely grated peeled fresh ginger

  • cups all purpose flour

  • tsp baking soda

  • tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • ¼

    tsp salt

  • Gold sanding sugar

  • Parchment paper


Preheat oven to 350. Beat dark brown sugar and shortening in a medium bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg, molasses and ginger, beat 30 seconds. Sift flour with next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat at low speed until combined. Place sanding sugar in a small bowl. Drop dough by level spoonfuls into sanding sugar, roll to coat. Placed coated cookies 3 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Baked at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes. Cool on pan for about 5 minutes, transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.


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