Giant Chewy Ginger Cookies

by Heather, Cookie Club Member
Recipe Courtesy of www.CookieClubRecipes.com


Category: Desserts, Cookies, Holiday, Drop
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Level: Easy to Bake
Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies


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Ingredients:

4-1/2 cups flour
4 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups shortening*
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
3/4 cup coarse or granulated sugar

Directions: 

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Stir flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

Beat shortening in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating until fluffy. Add eggs and molasses; beat until well blended.

Beat in as much flour mixture as possible with mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture with wooden spoon. Shape dough into 2-inch balls with 1/4-cup ice cream scoop. Roll in 3/4-cup sugar.

Place 2-1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned and puffed. (Do not overbake or cookies will not be chewy.) Cool for 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 25 cookies.

*Note: to create the chewy texture, be sure to make these cookies with shortening, not butter or margarine.

Enjoy!



Recipe edited by CookieClubRecipes.com
Originally submitted by Heather
Cookbook: 2003 Annual Cookie Club Recipes

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Gingersnaps

by Mike & Leigh-Ann Maloney, Cookie Club Member
Recipe Courtesy of www.CookieClubRecipes.com


Category: Desserts, Cookies, Holiday, Drop
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Level: Easy to Bake
Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies


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Ingredients:

3/4 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon sugar, for rolling

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl place shortening and sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg, beating well. 

Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices and gradually add to shortening mixture, mixing well. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. 

Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and place on wire racks to cool. Makes 24 cookies.

Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from McCormick & Co., Inc.

Recipe edited by CookieClubRecipes.com
Originally submitted by Mike & Leigh-Ann Maloney
Cookbook: 2003 Annual Cookie Club Recipes

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Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies at CookieClubRecipes

by Betty Webb, Cookie Club Member
Recipe Courtesy of www.CookieClubRecipes.com


Category: Desserts, Cookies
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Level: Easy to Bake
Yield: 2 1/2 Dozen Cookies


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I am not really an oatmeal cookie fan but I love these cookies. Sometimes I use raisins instead of gumdrops.

Instructions:

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Cream together...

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar

Add...

1 large egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Beat well.

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Stir in...

1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. rolled oats (regular or quick)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt

Then add...

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1 6-7 ounce package gumdrops

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Drop cookies by spoonful onto a greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown. 

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Editor's Note: Although these cookies might be perfectly fine with raisins... they truly are quite delicious with gumdrops! 

We used a big box of Dots fruit flavored gumdrops (they come in several different flavors).

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Recipe edited and photos added by CookieClubRecipes.com
Originally submitted by Betty Webb
Cookbook: 2004 Holiday Cookie Club Recipes, pg. 23

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