Auntie Crae's Ginger Sugar Cookies

Auntie Crae's Ginger Sugar Cookies

Auntie Crae's Ginger Sugar Cookies - These are sort of a less intense ginger cookie but their flavour and texture is still excellent and they are still very, very addictive to ginger lovers.
Course Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Cream shortening and sugar very well.
  2. Add egg and molasses. Cream until fluffy.
  3. Combine dry ingredients well and add to creamed mixture.
  4. Scoop cookies with a soup spoon and quickly form into individual balls of dough. Do not delay as delays will make the formed cookie become crumbly.
  5. Roll each ball in sugar. Place each ball of dough on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  6. Flatten each ball slightly with your hand. Allow enough room for the cookie to spread.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F for about twelve minutes. During last few minutes of baking, rotate pan, (front to back) so that cookies bake evenly.
  8. Cookies will be soft when removed from oven and will firm up as they cool.