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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 36 cookies


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter slightly softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup white sugar to roll the dough balls in


  • Preheat the oven to 350. Add sugar, shortening, and butter to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix for 2-3 minutes until ingredients are fully mixed and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and molasses and mix until just combined. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and ginger. Mix until just combined.
  • Add the 1/4 cup of sugar to a shallow bowl or plate. Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop, scoop out dough and roll it into a smooth ball in the palms of your hands. Drop the dough ball into the sugar and roll it around until it is completely coated. Alternatively you can just dip the dough ball so the top half is coated. Either works. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Bake at 350 for 8-11 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy!