These are deliciously soft, chewy cookies. They are wonderful for Christmas plates and bake sales because they don't fall apart easily. Garnish with decorative pearls if desired.

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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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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Mix flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Combine brown sugar, oil, molasses, egg, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour over flour mixture; mix until a dough forms.

  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until firm, 8 to 9 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  • Place shortening in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until melted, about 1 minute.

  • Stir confectioners' sugar and orange extract into the melted shortening. Mix in milk a little at a time until glaze runs smoothly off the end of a spoon. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon glaze over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 185 mg sodium. 31.1 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2017
6.28.17 I used a small 1 cookie scoop and ended up with 52 cookies which baked perfectly at 8 minutes. The texture of the cookie was soft and tender very nice. If I were to make this recipe again I d probably add more ginger and maybe even more molasses since I thought the ginger cookie flavor was weak. Unfortunately I didn t like the glaze AT ALL. If you want iced ginger cookies or even a drizzle on them as I did I d recommend you use orange juice because the orange extract was too strong and just tasted artificial simply not good. I drizzled the glaze on a few cookies tasted one and threw away the rest of the glaze. These cookies were OK but I doubt I ll make them again. racahoon sorry wish I had a better review for you but thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More