You are here: Home » Recipes » Ginger and Molasses Cookies Ginger and Molasses Cookies Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 2 to 3 Your kids will love these tasty treats. PrintEmail Ingredients 2/3 cup shortening1 cup sugar2 cups flour2 teaspoons soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ginger1 egg1/4 cup molasses (dark) Small amount of sugar (for rolling cookies) Instructions Cream shortening and sugar. Beat egg in. Gradually add molasses. Sift dry ingredients into mixture and mix well. Chill dough. (Can be left in fridge overnight.) When thoroughly chilled, pinch off into small balls; roll in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet. For crisp cookies, bake for 12 minutes. For chewy cookies, bake for 9 to 10 minutes (350F). Recipe reprinted with permission from Telephone Pioneers of America’s Calling All Cooks two (by: Telephone Pioneers of America, Alabama Chapter No. 34., 1988).