How to make the perfect cookies for Santa Claus

Are you leaving cookies out for Santa this year?  He will love these Ginger Cookies!  Get the kids in the kitchen to help make these delicious cookies.



Items needed:

2 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 ½ teaspoons Ground Ginger
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
3/4 cup Vegetable Shortening
1/2 cup Sugar, plus additional for rolling
1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Molasses
1 large Egg
Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Spray an 11x17 inch pan with cooking spray, set aside. Place a small amount of sugar in a bowl, set aside. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon. Sift into a medium size mixing bowl, set aside. In a large mixing bowl and with an electric mixer, beat vegetable shortening while adding ½ cup sugar. Add dark brown sugar and beat. Add molasses and beat. Beat in egg. Beat in flour mixture. Roll dough into 1 ½ inch balls. Roll dough around in small bowl of sugar. Place on greased pan. Gently press on dough and flatten slightly with fingers. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees on the top (1st) rack for 7 to 9 minutes.

30 comments:

  1. love molasses cookies, thanks!

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  2. I'm gonna try this recipe!

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  3. Those look good! (and simple :)

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  4. These look delicious! And I have a bottle of molasses that needs to be used.

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  5. Oh, these sound like they would be for Mrs. Santa.

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  6. Tonya5:51 PM

    These look great! It looks close to German Lebkuchen cookies, only we add a touch of black pepper as well!

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  7. One of my favorite cookies :)

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  8. These do look good! I love Christmas cookie baking & eating.

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  9. Mmm molasses cookies. Is there anything more holiday-esque?

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  10. MMM, I love ginger flavors in the winter

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  11. I love making cookies for santa, and I am loving your recipe here, and how easy it is to make these cookies , will have to try them, thanks..
    @tisonlyme143 shared

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  12. Omg! These look soooo good!

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  13. Yum! I will be making so many cookies this year! My cub scouts will be baking cookies to bring to the fire department, I have a cookie exchange, and we need to bake for Santa. I might be on sugar overload! lol.

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  14. I never taught my kids there was a Santa. I knew growing up there wasn't one because we never got anything. I wanted my kids to know if they got anything we worked for it.

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  15. just like grama use to make thanks

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  16. i can eat these right now thanks

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  17. Hope Santa likes ginger!

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  18. oh I am very excited...I can turn this vegan for my daughter! just replace the egg with flax seeds. ty

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  19. oh I am very excited...I can turn this vegan for my daughter! just replace the egg with flax seeds. ty

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  20. I love cookies so much. Haven't met many cookies I didn't like.

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  21. Oh yum, never made these before. Sounds delish!

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  22. Looks delicious - plus the ginger might help settle santa's tummy after all of the other cookies he's eaten!!

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  23. My go to cookies for Santa are Sugar cookies, but these do look good

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  24. Ginger cookies are my favorite! The spices always remind me of the holidays!

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  25. The kids will have fun making these!

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  26. Terrific recipe... saving it for Christmas Eve.

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  27. Yummy..my fave anything at all with cinnamon.
    Would make THIS Santa Clause happy.
    Thanks and Merry Christmas
    Vickie
    floridagld at yahoo

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  28. These sound delicious and delightful. I want some now, so maybe I should make a practice batch!

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  29. Love ginger cookies I'll have to make these

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