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.



Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • 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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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