Soft Ginger Cookies Recipe

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Soft Ginger Cookies
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pure vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • additional sugar


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in large bowl. Add molasses, shortening, and egg. Using electric mixer, beat until well blended. Beat in 1/2 cup boiling water. Chill dough 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll chilled dough by generous tablespoonfuls into balls. Roll in additional sugar to coat. Place dough balls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until cookies are puffed and cracked on top and tester inserted into center comes out with some moist crumbs attached, about 12 minutes (do not overbake). Transfer cookies to racks and cool.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 310.87 Kcal (1302 kJ)
Calories from fat 148.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.54g 25%
Cholesterol 4.65mg 2%
Sodium 94.17mg 4%
Potassium 16.05mg 0%
Total Carbs 36.27g 12%
Sugars 23.66g 95%
Dietary Fiber 4.86g 19%
Protein 4.38g 9%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 3.7mg 0%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 1188.7 Kcal (4977 kJ)
Calories from fat 569.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 63.24g 25%
Cholesterol 17.78mg 2%
Sodium 360.08mg 4%
Potassium 61.38mg 0%
Total Carbs 138.69g 12%
Sugars 90.47g 95%
Dietary Fiber 18.58g 19%
Protein 16.74g 9%
Iron 6.3mg 9%
Calcium 14.1mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.8
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • high fiber

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