Ginger Cookies


Written By: Melissa Shaffer

Yield: 4 dozen


3 oz                            Unsalted Butter, softened

3 oz                            Shortening

1 1/3 cup                  Granulated Sugar

¼ cup                         Molasses

1 each                       Large Egg

1 tsp                           Baking Powder

¾ tsp                          Cloves, ground

1 tsp                           Ginger, ground

1 tsp                           Cinnamon, ground

2 cup                          All Purpose Flour

Additional                Granulated Sugar for rolling cookies in


Pre heat oven to 350F.

In a mixer, cream together butter, shortening, granulated sugar, and molasses until mixture becomes light and airy. Add egg and thoroughly mix.

Combine and mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Combine dry ingredients with butter mixture and mix until everything is incorporated. Be careful not to over mix.

Scoop dough into teaspoon size balls and roll in additional granulated sugar. Place cookies on greased sheet tray or lined with a silicone mat 2 inches apart.

Bake in oven for 5 minutes and then rotate tray to promote even cooking. Then finish for an additional 5-7 minutes until cookies are done.

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