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

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream the shortening, sugar, egg, molasses and water. Mix in the flour, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  • Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

101.8 calories; 1.3 g protein; 17.2 g carbohydrates; 7.8 mg cholesterol; 186.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2006
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. MMMMMM Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2008
The recipe is called ginger cream cookies but there is no recipe for the cream icing. I lost my recipe. Read More
(4)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2006
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. MMMMMM Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2006
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. Wonderful. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2008
The recipe is called ginger cream cookies but there is no recipe for the cream icing. I lost my recipe. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 2 stars
11/16/2008
I found these to be very dry & bland. I can see why the other reviewers added frosting. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2007
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 salt butter vanilla few tablespoons coffee and few drops of molasses. yum! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2007
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! Read More
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2017
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. Read More