Ginger Cream Cookies Recipe -

Ginger Cream Cookies

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"Soft ginger cookie. Tastes better after a few days in storage. My mom's recipe."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Cream the shortening, sugar, egg, molasses and water. Mix in the flour, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  3. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 8 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2006

Have always loved these cookies and make them for Christmas each year. I take a can of cream cheese frosting (tint 1/2 with green and 1/2 with red food coloring) and then frost the cookies. MMMMMM

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 17, 2008

The recipe is called ginger cream cookies but there is no recipe for the cream icing. I lost my recipe.


10 Ratings

Dec 11, 2006

These cookies are GREAT!!! They almost melt in you mouth. For Christmas, I made a frosting with butter and confectioners sugar and vanilla. I frosted the cookies and put sprinkles on them. Wonderful.

Nov 16, 2008

I found these to be very dry & bland. I can see why the other reviewers added frosting.

Dec 21, 2007

good flavor and easy to make. had to substitute for self raising flour a mixture of 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt for every cup of flour. Also, did a frosting of powdered sugar dash salt butter vanilla, few tablespoons coffee and few drops of molasses. yum!

Dec 18, 2007

Ease of preparation, but no flavor - and I doubled the ginger. Will stick with GingerSnaps instead. Kudos to those of you who like this recipe tho!


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  • Calories
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 186 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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