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Chewy Ginger Drop Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Makes

about 2-1/2 dozen

THIS RECIPE originated with my grandmother. My mom, an excellent baker, also made these cookies. Then I baked them for my family...my daughters made them...and now my granddaughters are making them - a true legacy I'm happy to share. -Lois Furcron, Coudersport, Pennsylvania
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger and salt. Combine molasses and water. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with molasses mixture.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until edges are set. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 174 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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