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Soft And Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Ready in 27 minutes

Makes 60 cookies

116 calories for 2 cookies


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup extra sugar for rolling dough


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar, molasses, and buttermilk.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed sugar mixture and mix well.
  4. Roll the dough into balls and then roll the balls in sugar.
  5. Place the cookie dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container.

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