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Soft Ginger Cookies

by in Sep 1999

Yield: Makes 4 to 5 dozen.


  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 medium egg, well beaten
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda, dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Beat together oil and sugar; add molasses and beat well. Stir in egg. Add soda and water. Sift together dry ingredients and add, mixing well. Chill for several hours. Roll out 1/4 inch thick on floured and sugared surface. Cut out cookies and bake at 400 degrees F on greased cookie sheets for 8 to 10 minutes. Watch carefully. (This recipe is at least 150 years old!).
Updated Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
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