11.28.2016

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.
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71 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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  30. I love how many sweets appear this time of year

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  31. Santa'd probably drop a few pounds from these

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  32. Chandra Whetstone2:22 AM

    Pretty sure my husband would love these, he's a bigger ginger fan than me.

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  33. thanks, ginger cookies are my favourites and I am always looking for new recipes. slhaydon@hotmail.com

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  34. I adore baking cookies with my kids

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  35. This recipe brings me back. I can remember making cookies just like this with my grandma for my grandpa they were his favorite.

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  36. Yummy, I love to bake cookies!

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  37. Yum!!! I have to try these!

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  38. Omg, I usually don't like anything with molasses but these sound amazing!!!! I know my son would love them! God bless and Happy Holidays everyone!

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  39. These look so yummy and sound easy enough that even I can make them!

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  40. I've never even purchased molasses. Is that something most people have in the pantry? We usually make peanut butter cookies for Santa.
    Dianna

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  41. My oldest daughters wants to bake cookies this year so thank you for this recipe.

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  42. i dont think if i make these there will be any left for santa!

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  43. You had me at molasses and ginger. These seem like they could be really soft and chewy - especially right out of the oven. Thanks!

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  44. These sound really great. My kids and I will have loads of fun making them and Santa will enjoy them very much!

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  45. (How to make the perfect cookies for Santa Claus) These good cookies sound perfect to make for our big family Christmas get together in a few weeks.

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  46. Mmmm,yes please! I will definitely be making these babies!

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  47. Never had ginger cookies but willing to try this recipe out!

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  48. Never had ginger cookies but willing to give this recipe a try!

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  49. I haven't had ginger cookies in quite awhile but it seems like the perfect time to change that now:)

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  50. cyndi br3:35 PM

    simple recipe to make and follow

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  51. YUM! I love cookies , and this one sounds delicious! Another cookie for my cookie box.

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  52. We always make cookies at Christmas. I love nothing more than a sugar cookie.

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  53. These look delicious. I will start my cookie baking real soon.

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  54. Santa will love these cookies.

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  55. I have never had ginger cookies before. These look so delicious!

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  56. These look so yummy!

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  57. look good but hate shortening

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  58. These look pretty amazing and easy. I could eat the pic if I could. Thank you for the recipe.

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  59. I like this recipe! We had a cookie baking day last weekend and my mom has a 3rd burn on her leg from the bottom of a bowl giving out. Be careful, you never know when an accident will happen.

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  60. I love Christmas cookies, and baking them. Every year I bake so many I have to freeze some.

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  61. Perfect timing for this post--I'm right in the middle of making my list of cookies to bake for Christmas this year. This one looks like a winner. Gotta have a ginger cookie in the mix, right? Thanks for the recipe.

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  62. These cookies look awesome! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  63. These cookies look perfect for santa

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  64. Mmmm delicious I don't know if santa would get any of these if I made them in my house.

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  65. Santa will love these yummy cookies! Hope my wife leaves lots of them out for him

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  66. These remind me of the Ginger Snaps my mother used to make!

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  67. These cookies look delicious! I am need to start my Christmas baking soon!

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  68. these are our santas favorite! cant wait to try this recipe

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  69. The cookies look delicious. We make snickerdoodle cookies for the holidays.

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