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Spicy Ginger Cookies

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"These are our traditional Christmas cookies. The shortening keeps the cookies soft; all butter will result in a harder cookie."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 151 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen cookies)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Whisk brown sugar, shortening, butter, molasses, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cloves, and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl until glossy; fold in flour until dough is just-combined.
  3. Pour coarse sugar into a shallow bowl. Roll dough into 48 balls. Roll balls in sugar and place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops of the cookies crack, about 9 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 151 calories; 6.7 g fat; 21.8 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; 13 mg cholesterol; 129 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Followed this recipe to the letter and wouldn't change a thing. Don't be afraid of that little bit of cayenne, it really won't smack you in the face. It gives you a hint of spiciness without o...

Most helpful critical review

The taste was good but there is too much shortening in this recipe

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Followed this recipe to the letter and wouldn't change a thing. Don't be afraid of that little bit of cayenne, it really won't smack you in the face. It gives you a hint of spiciness without o...

Omg these were delicious!! I did drizzle melted rolos on the tops and I didn't have cayenne. I thought I did but didn't realize until it was too late. I will make these again and again. A dozen ...

Quick 1 Bowl cookie with great flavor. We made a 1/2 recipe and baked it in a counter top oven. I did switch up the shortening and the butter since I only had regular shortening and had to add a...

I rolled these little babies in raw sugar before baking them for 9 minutes. They are soft in the center and crisp on the outside because of the sugar - just right! The cayenne is such a nice add...

These are wonderful cookies - if you want to keep them at all soft / chewy definitely don't overbake though! I cut the cayenne pepper in half, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. I mad...

The taste was good but there is too much shortening in this recipe

I used a melon scooper to make perfect, uniform cookies. They were absolutely delicious.