Chewy Ginger Cookies


prep 0:15       total 0:40


4 dozen



3/4 cup shortening
1-1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cloves


In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and 1 cup sugar. Add the egg, molasses and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Roll into 1-inch balls; roll in remaining sugar. Place 1-1/2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

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2 Recipe Reviews


terepocki reviewed Chewy Ginger Cookies on October 16, 2004

These cookies turned out perfectly.


bagnihotri reviewed Chewy Ginger Cookies on February 21, 2007

This recipe has become a family and neighbourhood favourite. The kids in the neighbourhood literally knock on my door and ask if I have ginger cookies. To keep them chewy, make sure that you do not overcook.