GIANT GINGER COOKIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 12 to 14
  • Servings: 25
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Directions

  • Stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat shortening for 30 seconds. Add 2 cups sugar; beat until combined.
  • Beat in eggs and molasses until combined.
  • Beat in half of flour mixture.
  • Stir in remaining flour mixture.
  • Shape dough into 2 inch balls; roll in the granulated sugar.
  • Place balls 2 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are light brown and puffed.
  • Do not overbake or cookies will not be chewy.
  • Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to wire racks; cool.
  • Makes 25 (4 inch) cookies.

Notes

One of the ladies made these on baking day. I didn't think I'd care too much for them until I tried them and they were great! Very moist and chewy.

Categories: Cookies  Dessert  Mixer  Oven 

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