Gingerbread with Fresh Ginger

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 117.4
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.4 mg
  • Sodium: 104.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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adapted from a friend's recipe adapted from a friend's recipe
Number of Servings: 48


    1 c shortening
    1 c sugar
    1 c dark molasses (I use blackstrap)
    1/2 c water
    5 c flour (I use 3 c all-purpose and 2 c ww pastry flour)
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
    1 TBS freshly grated ginger root
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    1/4 tsp allspice


Cream shortening and sugar; blend in all other ingredients. (You will want to use a mixer with a cookie paddle or dough hook - the dough is stiff.) Cover and CHILL for 2-3 hours! (I always forget this needs to happen.)
Preheat oven to 375. Roll dough out to 1/4" thick on lightly-floured surface (I use a silicone mat and it works very well.). Cut into shapes (sometimes I just do squares!), place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 min. You can use parchment paper for easy removal. Immediately remove from baking sheet and cool completely before stacking.

Serving Size: makes about 4 dozen cookies

Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ASLANSCUB.

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