Spiced Gingerbreads Cookie

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Jun. 04, 2013

Soft and chewy, these spicy gingerbread cookies are the perfect holiday treat!


Shortening 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Egg 1 , beaten
Molasses 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
For dry ingredients
All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Cinnamon powder 1 Teaspoon
Ground cloves 1 Teaspoon
Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
For garnish
Sugar/Colored sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.

2. In a large bowl, put all the dry ingredients together, mix well and set aside.


3. In another large mixing bowl, put together shortening and sugar and blend well with hand blender.

4. Add egg and molasses and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

5. Add the dry mixture, into the shortening mixture, little at a time and stir well to form dough.

6. Shape the dough into small ball and roll in sugar or colored sugar and place them in greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

7. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and the edges get firm.

8. Remove the cookies form the oven and let is cool on cookies sheet for 5 minutes.


9. Serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 18

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 200Calories from Fat 80

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 136 mg5.67%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 16 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet