Easy to Make Ginger Cookies

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

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Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  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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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 used ground ginger instead of ginger roots. It came out VERY delicious crunchy at the bottom but soft inside. Thank you very much for this recipe. I will use it with different spices and flavors in the future.

Beth Flowers-Rodriguez

Beth Flowers-Rodriguez

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 before baking. (Lots of fun for my little helper!) I had to hide some because everyone else in the house was eating them! Oh, these freeze nicely and thaw quickly.



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 recipes!!! The dough was a nice consistency and handled very well. I will add a bit more ginger next time.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 178 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 21.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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