Home » Recipes » Molasses Ginger Cookies Molasses Ginger Cookies Mothering December 13, 2008 Snappy ginger spiced cookies are the perfect foil to french vanilla ice cream. 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1 egg 2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon cinnamon Preheat oven to 350. Mix shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add molasses and egg and beat well. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Gradually add to shortening mixture. Mix well. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes. Place cookies on wire racks to cool. Makes 48 cookies About The Author Mothering Founded as a magazine in 1976, Mothering is now the oldest and largest resource for natural family living online. For more from Mothering, check out our Newest Articles and Follow us on Facebook.