Flavorful Gingerbread Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

The balance of spices and the two kinds of molasses give these cookies a most appealing taste that does not fade, even when the cookies are several weeks old.

  • Portion size 60 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living's Best Cookies & Squares: 1998

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup fancy molasses
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

In large bowl, beat shortening with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and fancy and blackstrap molasses.

Stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, salt, cloves and cinnamon; with wooden spoon, stir into molasses mixture in 3 additions until well combined, using hands when mixture becomes too stiff to stir.

Gather into ball. Divide in half; flatten into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.

Between sheets of waxed paper, roll out each portion of dough to 1/3-inch (3 cm) thickness. Remove top sheet of paper. Using 3-inch (8 cm) cookie cutter, cut out desired shapes, rerolling scraps once. Transfer to parchment paper-lined or greased baking sheets. Freeze for 20 minutes or until firm.

Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch.

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie:</b> about

  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 105.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g
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