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Chewy Ginger Cookies

Yield 3 dozen cookies.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.

Light and Luscious