I have been using this recipe for 15 years. It is my kids favorite!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and molasses. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt; stir into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into a log 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees c). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

  • Unwrap cookie dough, and cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices. Place on prepared cookie sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

404.4 calories; 2.7 g protein; 59.2 g carbohydrates; 31 mg cholesterol; 220.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
This recipe turned out to be a sticky mess. In the morning the dough was as soft as it was the night before. I followed it to a tee and still it was a mess. Not sure I will try it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2005
I tried o make this recipe. The dough never got firm and when I tried to bake it the cookies all melted so that you only had one big cookie sheet covered with dough. I had to try a different recipe. I would never use this recipe again! Read More
(10)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
This recipe turned out to be a sticky mess. In the morning the dough was as soft as it was the night before. I followed it to a tee and still it was a mess. Not sure I will try it again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2005
I tried o make this recipe. The dough never got firm and when I tried to bake it the cookies all melted so that you only had one big cookie sheet covered with dough. I had to try a different recipe. I would never use this recipe again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
This recipe turned out to be a sticky mess. In the morning the dough was as soft as it was the night before. I followed it to a tee and still it was a mess. Not sure I will try it again. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2006
Wonderful flavor but when I was making this recipe the dough was way too soft to shape into a roll. I had to add a whole cup of flour before it was firm enought to shape. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
Very good! don't make though unless you are committed to the time to follow the directions. Trust me...they turn out as a pan of Goo otherwise. I did salvage my pan of Goo as "Recovery Cookies" but then I also took the rest and put it in the fridge like the directions say to do. They came out great when I followed the directions! Be patient - they are worth it! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2004
We just love making cookies that have a wonderful flavor and these are great! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2013
one big gooey glop on the cookie sheet taste good but not worth the effort Read More