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Ginger Cream Cookies

"Soft ginger cookie. Tastes better after a few days in storage. My mom's recipe."
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Ingredients

servings 102 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Cream the shortening, sugar, egg, molasses and water. Mix in the flour, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  3. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 102 calories; 3.2 g fat; 17.2 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 186 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

Have always loved these cookies and make them for Christmas each year. I take a can of cream cheese frosting (tint 1/2 with green and 1/2 with red food coloring) and then frost the cookies. MM...

Most helpful critical review

The recipe is called ginger cream cookies but there is no recipe for the cream icing. I lost my recipe.

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Have always loved these cookies and make them for Christmas each year. I take a can of cream cheese frosting (tint 1/2 with green and 1/2 with red food coloring) and then frost the cookies. MM...

These cookies are GREAT!!! They almost melt in you mouth. For Christmas, I made a frosting with butter and confectioners sugar and vanilla. I frosted the cookies and put sprinkles on them. Won...

The recipe is called ginger cream cookies but there is no recipe for the cream icing. I lost my recipe.

I found these to be very dry & bland. I can see why the other reviewers added frosting.

good flavor and easy to make. had to substitute for self raising flour a mixture of 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt for every cup of flour. Also, did a frosting of powdered sugar dash ...

Ease of preparation, but no flavor - and I doubled the ginger. Will stick with GingerSnaps instead. Kudos to those of you who like this recipe tho!

Easy Creamy Icing- Blend 1C sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp vanilla or other preferred flavoring, and approximately 1 to 1 1/2 TBSP water. Tint if desired with food coloring.