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Ginger Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x

Description

These homemade soft gingerbread cookies are perfectly chewy with a blend of classic, fall spices and an added kick of spicy pepper.


Ingredients

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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • Sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, salt and cayenne. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the shortening and sugar at a medium speed, until like an fluffy, about 1 minutes.
  4. Add egg and molasses and continue to beat until combined.
  5. Slowly add flour mixture to the mixing bowl, scraping the sides as needed. Continue mixing until a thick dough as formed.
  6. Shape dough into 2 tablespoon balls (or use a cooking scoop) and roll in extra sugar. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, or until tops are set. Remove from oven and

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 69.6 mg
  • Fat: 6.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.8 mg