Ginger Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

 4 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
 4 teaspoons ground ginger
 2 teaspoons baking soda
 1 and ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
 1 teaspoon ground cloves
 ¼ teaspoon salt
 1 and ½ cups shortening
 2 cups granulated sugar
 2 large eggs
 ½ cup molasses
 ½ cup granulated sugar

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

2

In a medium mixing bowl or on a piece of parchment paper, mix together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt and set aside.

3

In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening with a mixer on low speed for 30 seconds to soften.

4

Gradually add the 2 cups of granulated sugar and beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl when necessary.

5

Beat in eggs and molasses until well combined.

6

Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture.

7

Using a ¼ cup measure or #16 scoop, shape dough into balls.

8

Roll the dough balls into the ½ cup granulated sugar.

9

Place about 2 and ½ inches apart on an ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 15-16 minutes, until cookies are light brown and puffed. Do not over bake. Cool on a wire rack.

Ingredients

 4 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
 4 teaspoons ground ginger
 2 teaspoons baking soda
 1 and ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
 1 teaspoon ground cloves
 ¼ teaspoon salt
 1 and ½ cups shortening
 2 cups granulated sugar
 2 large eggs
 ½ cup molasses
 ½ cup granulated sugar

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

2

In a medium mixing bowl or on a piece of parchment paper, mix together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt and set aside.

3

In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening with a mixer on low speed for 30 seconds to soften.

4

Gradually add the 2 cups of granulated sugar and beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl when necessary.

5

Beat in eggs and molasses until well combined.

6

Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture.

7

Using a ¼ cup measure or #16 scoop, shape dough into balls.

8

Roll the dough balls into the ½ cup granulated sugar.

9

Place about 2 and ½ inches apart on an ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 15-16 minutes, until cookies are light brown and puffed. Do not over bake. Cool on a wire rack.

Ginger Cookies Recipe