• Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 12 minutes
  • Serves: 5 dozen

Ginger Molasses Cookies

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses (any kind)
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Put the shortening and sugars in a mixer
Mix until shortening incorporates the sugar
Add vanilla, eggs and molasses
Mix until creamy
Add flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon
Slowly mix until all the dry ingredients are incorporated
Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls
Place on cookie sheet
Use your palm to slightly flatten the dough balls
Place in oven
Bake for 12 – 15 minutes
Cool on sheet for 5 minutes

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