Molasses Ginger Spice Cookies 

Makes 28 3” cookies

Dry Ingredients

2 ¼ cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground ginger

¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Combine the above ingredients in a large bowl and set aside

¾ cup organic non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening such as Spectrum

1 cup granulated sugar (plus extra for rolling the cookies)

1 egg

¼ cup molasses

In a stand mixer add the shortening and sugar and beat until well combined and fluffy

Add the egg and molasses and beat to combine

Add the dry ingredients slowly and beat until the dough comes together – this is a stiff dough

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper

Measure the dough with a 1 1/2 “ cookie scoop and roll the piece of dough into a ball

Roll the ball in a small dish of granulated sugar to coat

Place it on the cookie sheet, about 2 ½ inches apart – they will spread

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 12 minutes – They will look puffy, but they flatten out when they cool

Do not overbake as they will not be chewy in the center

Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack 

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