I have been making these spicy cookies for about 30 years, and they are always a hit! I have tweaked the recipe over the years, and they are truly addictive!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
32 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, or you may use ungreased cookie sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; stir into the batter until it forms a dough. The dough may seem a bit crumbly, but that is ok. Keep mixing and it will come together.

  • Remove dough from the bowl, and knead for a few turns. Pat out into a square, and divide into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece out into a 12 inch long log. Place 3 logs onto each cookie sheet. Wet the tops of the logs with a little bit of water using your fingertips, then sprinkle with sugar.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow the cookies to cool for a couple of minutes, then slice the bars diagonally into 1 inch pieces using a knife or pizza cutter. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. When completely cool, store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

56 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 7.6g; fat 2.7g; cholesterol 3.1mg; sodium 63.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2005
This recipe was so easy and absolutely tasty. Be careful. The temptation is there to overbake them because they are so soft when they come out of the oven. The cooled in a few minutes and cut easily. You won't regret trying this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2009
I like the ease of rolling out the dough and slicing the cookies later however I found the flavor to be a bit bland and these were too soft for my taste. I was looking for a ginger snap cookie. I gave 3 stars because my son likes the flavor. He too thinks they're too soft even after trying to over bake them. Read More
(2)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2005
This recipe was so easy and absolutely tasty. Be careful. The temptation is there to overbake them because they are so soft when they come out of the oven. The cooled in a few minutes and cut easily. You won't regret trying this recipe. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
My kids loved this and I loved how easy it is! So much faster than spooning out individual cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2010
Very easy and my 8 year old says they are the best cookies I ever made! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
If I could give four and a half stars I would! These cookies were very easy. I loved being able to roll them into logs and cut them after they were cooled. They are perfectly bite-sized that way too! The only problem I had which could have been my mistake not the recipe's was that the cookies had somewhat of a salty aftertaste. Otherwise these cookies are phenomenal. I glazed them with the Vanilla Glaze recipe on this site. I will definitely be making these again! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
I made these last year for our Christmas Tea at church. I had 2 requests for the recipe. They were so wonderful and yes addicting! I have had requests to make them again this year. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2009
I like the ease of rolling out the dough and slicing the cookies later however I found the flavor to be a bit bland and these were too soft for my taste. I was looking for a ginger snap cookie. I gave 3 stars because my son likes the flavor. He too thinks they're too soft even after trying to over bake them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2015
Love this quici and easy recipe! I don't like using shortening so I substitute butter. I also drizzle dark chocolate over the cookies before slicing to make them extra special - it's a fantastic flavour combo! Read More
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