Ginger Cookie

GIANT and irresistible!

Ginger Cookie
Ginger Cookie

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

32

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

32

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2

    C flour

  • 4

    t ground ginger

  • 2

    t baking soda

  • 1 1/2

    t cinnamon

  • 1

    t cloves

  • 1/4

    t salt

  • 1 1/2

    C shortening

  • 2

    C sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1/2

    C molasses

  • 3/4

    C coarse sugar or granulated sugar

Directions

Stir together the flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside. Beat shortening until softened. Gradually add the 2 c sugar, beat until fluffy. Add eggs and molasses; beat well. Add half of flour mixture, beat until combined. Finish adding flour by stirring in with a wooden spoon. Using a small scoop, shape dough into 2" balls. Roll in coarse sugar and place on UNbuttered cookie sheet about 2 1/2" apart. Bake 350 deg for 12-14 mins. Cookies will be light brown and puffed. Overbaking will make them hard. Let cool 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack for complete cooling.

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