Easy to Make Ginger Cookies


"This is an easy recipe used by my grandma to make crunchy cookies."


servings 178 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and confectioners' sugar. Stir in the egg. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the ginger. Cover the dough, and refrigerate for at least a 1/2 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees c).
  3. Dust a clean, dry surface with corn starch. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness, and cut out cookies with the cutter of your choice. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart on unprepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are slightly brown at the edges. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This recipe is wonderful! I used 1/4 c. applesauce and 1/4 c. smart beat instead of 1/2 c. shortenning. And I did not roll the dough I just made it into balls and flattened them with my hands. I...

These are a perfect way of getting ginger-root into my 3 yr. old. (Ginger-root keeps her from getting carsick.) We cut these with little heart-shaped cutters and dipped the topsides in sugar bef...

A very nice, simple cookie that my husband actually ate and asked me to cook again - the only other type he likes are Anzac biscuits which are also crunchy. I want more crisp crunchie cookie rec...

yum! I substituted butter instead of shortening because I was out. I think next time I'll chop the ginger even finer so that it incorporates better. I dusted them with some granulated sugar r...

Not ideal for use with cookie cutters. The cookies turned out to be good with tea , but bland on their own.

more ginger is called for

Very tasty, good consistency, something a little different. I used sushi ginger - minced it finely by rolling a pizza cutter over it. This worked fine, but it would probably taste better with ...

One of the best cookie recipe, very crunchy, and easy to make.

Followed recipe exactly. These were very dry and crumbly. The taste is ok. I am going to add allrecipes /sugar-cookie-frosting icing to them to jazz them up a bit.