Ginger Molasses Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
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A spicy, fragrant cookie. The perfect accompaniment to mulled apple cider. Be sure your spices are very fresh and these cookies will enliven your senses.
  • 4½ cups (447 grams) unbleached flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound (450 grams) brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (118 ml) molasses
  • granulated sugar
  1. Sift the flour with the soda, spices and salt.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in molasses, stir in sifted ingredients. (Note: for some reason I had to knead the dough together with my hands, but they still came out fine.)
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons into a bowl of sugar.
  6. Place on baking sheet, (greased, or lined with parchment or a silpat) sugar side up, about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven 11 - 13 minutes. Cool on racks.
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