Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mom's Quadruple Ginger Cookies

Inspired by the triple ginger cookies at Trader Joe's mom added some extra ginger options to give these cookies a kick. They are softer, spicy ginger cookies.

Ingredients (makes ?? cookies)
3/4 cup shortening (or butter or margarine)
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2.25 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cloves (could us allspice or leave it out, but the cloves do taste good!)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger plus 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger


1. Cream the shortening and sugar; add the egg and molasses and mix in well. 
2. Add dry ingredients, sifted together if that is an option for you.
3. Chill.
4. Roll into balls 1 inch in diameter and dip one side in sugar. Place balls sugar side up on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 deg for about 12 minutes. 

Optional additions
I have tried adding chopped candied orange peel to these. Mostly to use up peel that needed using, but it is quite a good addition.

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