Eloise used to make these cookies for us when I was a little girl. These are the best! To lighten them up, applesauce can be substituted for part or all of the shortening. The flavor is still great, but the texture will change.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat 1 cup white sugar and shortening together in a large bowl until light and creamy. Add molasses and egg; beat until smooth.

  • Whisk flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into shortening mixture until dough is just-combined.

  • Pour 1/2 cup white sugar into a shallow bowl. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball in sugar to coat; place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set and lightly golden, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 46.3g 15% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 267.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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