Perfect Ginger Cookie Recipe

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This perfect ginger cookie recipe stole my heart when my friend at church, Connie, let me try one of her cookies that she made for the preschool class. You know it’s good when you ask for the recipe and the person can recite it by heart right then and there. Connie says this recipe is “old, old,”–been in her family for years. I can see why! It will be in my family for years too. My kids ask for them every December.

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Easy, delicious cookies? Let’s make them right now!

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 So easy to make. Kids can definitely help with this one.

Perfect Ginger Cookies

1 1/2 cups  Canola oil
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups flour
4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 heaping Tablespoon ground ginger
2 tsp. cinnamon
extra granulated sugar 

Mix oil and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add molasses. Mix well. Stir together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon. Gradually add to sugar mixture. Mix Well.  If necessary, refrigerate until easy to handle. Roll dough into 1-2 inch balls. Roll the balls in the extra sugar. Bake 2 inches apart in a 350 degree oven for 8-11 minutes or until cookies puff and crackle on top.

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Mix oil and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add molasses. Mix well.

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Stir together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon.

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Gradually add to sugar mixture. Mix Well.

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 If necessary, refrigerate until easy to handle.

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Roll dough into 1-2 inch balls.

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Roll the balls in the extra sugar. Large sugar crystals from organic sugar look nice.

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Bake 2 inches apart in a 350 degree oven for 8-11 minutes or until cookies puff and crackle on top.

If you like your cookies on the crunchy side, let them bake for one extra minute.

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This one was for Andy’s mom and stepdad, who stopped by for an early gift exchange.

When I find a recipe that I love, I just have to share it with everyone. Enjoy!

Do you have any perfect cookie recipes? If so, I’d love to get it from you.

Please share!

chelsea rotunno

Christian, stay at home wife and mom, homeschool instructor, writer, APU grad, high school girls' mentor, Girl Scout leader, and blog writer

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5 Responses to Perfect Ginger Cookie Recipe

  1. Vanessa December 16, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    I can’t wait to make these! So easy, like snickerdoodles, but with ginger. yum 🙂

    • chelsea December 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

      Yes, you should make them — and now I have a craving for snickerdoodles … xo

  2. Debbie Rotunno December 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Looks yummy! Love the pictures! Miss you all!

    • chelsea December 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

      Thanks for your comment! We miss you too.

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