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Chewy Ginger Drop Cookies

THIS RECIPE originated with my grandmother. My mom, an excellent baker, also made these cookies. Then I baked them for my daughters made them...and now my granddaughters are making them - a true legacy I'm happy to share. -Lois Furcron, Coudersport, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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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  • dfilyer
    Dec 31, 2014


  • shecooksalot
    Aug 11, 2011

    This cookie is really good and also really quick to make. The ingredients are things that I always have on hand, so I will be adding this recipe to my favorites. Besides being absolutely delicious, the texture of these cookies is amazing!!!!

  • Brenda D
    Apr 13, 2011

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. When I was a 4-Her, I learned to make a cookie that tasted very similar to this. My 4-H cooking leader has passed and took this wonderful recipe with her and I'm so glad to have a replacement to share with my kids.

  • BakingIsRealFun
    Sep 13, 2009

    To this recipe, I added 1/2 cupginger pieces (cut up fine) and all those who ate them wanted the recipe. The ginger pieces bring out the richness of thus cookie.

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    Mar 4, 2008

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  • Ronda Fischer
    Dec 23, 2007

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