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Best Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe comes to us from The Junior League of Chicago. It is from their cookbook, Celebrate Chicago! A Taste of Our Town.

Yield: 8-10 dozen


Featured in this Recipe

Ginger, Ground

Ground Ginger


Jar, 1/2 Cup, 2 oz.
Cloves, Ground

Ground Cloves


Jar, 1/2 Cup, 2.5 oz.


Preparation Instructions:

Sift flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves together.

Cream shortening and sugar in mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg, molasses and vinegar and beat well. Add flour mixture and mix well.

Chill for 3 hours.

Roll on lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutter. Place on nonstick cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned.

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Based on 2 reviews

Customer Reviews

Benni Mitchell

Hi Allison,
How much butter and apple cider vinegar do you put in your batter. I am wanted to make these as my signature cookie for 2020,

Alison L

This recipe is very nearly identical to mine! I use butter instead of shortening and apple cider vinegar. I actually have people offering to pay me to make these.

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