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    The Best Soft Ginger Cookies

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    1 hr 45 mins

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    Breeze144's Note:

    I adore these cookies! I found the recipe in a cute cookbook called "365 quick and inexpensive dinner menus". Everyone (even those who say 'I don't like ginger cookies') loves these!

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    1. 1
      Combine shortening, sugar, molasses and egg and beat throughly.
    2. 2
      Add baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to flour and mix together.
    3. 3
      Gradually add flour mixture to shortening mixture.
    4. 4
      Cover and chill for 1 hour.
    5. 5
      Roll into 1 inch bals and roll in granulated sugar.
    6. 6
      Place on cookie sheet (I like to flatten them slightly with bottom of a glass).
    7. 7
      Bake at 325 for 8 minutes **very important not to over bake or else they won't be soft!**.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 04, 2013


      Excellent, easy recipe. Tastes a lot like Archway soft molasses cookies. Very quick to make. I increased the cinnamon, plus I added a pinch of allspice.

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    • on October 26, 2005


      these are so yummy! pretty easy too! the only thing i would like to say is for us who aren't into baking as much and may not know- the cookies need to be soft (i mean, really soft- like they are still undercooked) or else they will harden after they come out. I am not a baker , and didn't know that cookies naturally harden a little after they come out of the oven... that being said, they are still good- just harder than intended!! great recipe!

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    • on September 23, 2005


      Good cookies. But I waaay overcooked them (it just seemed too wet inside otherwise). They turned out to be perfectly acceptable ginger snap-like cookies.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Best Soft Ginger Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1002 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 180.1
    Calories from Fat 60
    Total Fat 6.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    Cholesterol 7.7 mg
    Sodium 85.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 19.2 g
    Protein 1.5 g

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