Chewy Ginger Cookies

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 92
Caloriesfromfat 37 %
Fat 3.8 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.9 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1/4 cup sugar


Beat shortening at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add egg and molasses, mixing well.

Combine flour and next 4 ingredients, stirring well. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, mixing well. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 9 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and let cool on wire racks.