12 Days of Cookies: #1 - Giant Ginger cookies

#1 top voted cookie in our “12 Days of Cookies” contest brought to you by Hiland is from Rachael Wood. Each of the 12 winners gets a year of free milk from Hiland Dairy.
User Submissions Modified: December 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm •  Published: December 24, 2012

  • 4 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 tea. ginger
  • 2 tea. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tea. cinnamon
  • 1 tea. cloves
  • 1/4 tea. salt

Mix these dry ingredients and set aside.

  • 1 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • Beat until softened.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • Cream into the shortening.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses

Add to shortening and beat well.

Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir the other 1/2 in with a spoon.

Shape into 2 inch balls and roll in sugar. I like to use turbinado sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.


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