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Gingered Molasses Cookies

"A nice blend of spices and grated orange peel makes these a little different than your basic molasses cookies. My son loved these when he was growing up."
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25 m servings
Original recipe yields 33 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and 1 cup sugar. Beat in egg, molasses and orange peel. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls, then in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool.


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DELICIOUS! these cookies are great! I would like to try adding fresh ginger next time in addition to the ground ginger, b/c although they were 'spiced' they were just not quite spicy enough. ver...

This is the best cookie I have ever eaten. I believe the orange peel is the secret to these delicious cookies. The recipe is perfect as is. I do not like cloves so I was a bit skeptical. My eigh...

This recipe was perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. It was easy to make and the cookies tasted delicious. I strongly recommend this recipe and will be making them again very soon.

These are so easy and excellent! EVERYBODY loves them! I did substitute half the white sugar for brown and heaped the spices. They are really easy to overcook because they are so soft when yo...

These cookies were simple and yet great! They are good Molasses cookies that have a slight kick in them. I added "mini" chocolate chips in them, which gave it a nice finish

These are amazing! I stuck pretty close to the original recipe. I did add 1/2 tsp of fresh ginger in addition to all the grated spices (just because I'm a ginger fanatic). The cookies were ch...

Made these today, and my husband and I both love them. Crispy, chewy and delicious! I didn't measure my orange peel and would probably put a bit more in next time. They are really tasty - don't ...

Sooo good! The recipe is perfect too. Great for a novice like me trying to bake Christmas gifts!!

great moist, soft, extremely flavourful!