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Northern Roots Ginger Molasses Cookies


¾ C All-vegetable shortening,

1 C Firmly packed light brown sugar

1 Large egg, lightly beaten

¼ C Molasses

2 Tbs Northern Roots Ginger Liqueur

2 ½ C All purpose flour

2 ¼ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

½ tsp. ground ginger

½ tsp. ground cloves

¼ tsp. salt

Granulated sugar and Northern Roots Ginger Liqueur for dipping


1. Combine shortening and brown sugar and beat at medium speed until well blended. Add egg, molasses, and ginger liqueur; beat until light and fluffy.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in a mixing bowl and mix. Gradually beat into the shortening mixture at a low speed until well blended. (If baking in warm and/or humid weather, refrigerate 3 hours before baking.)

3. Heat oven to 350°. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Dip one side into small bowl of ginger liqueur, then roll the wet side in a bowl of granulated sugar. Place sugar side up on ungreased or parchment covered cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

4. Bake 12 minutes. Cool on rack.

5. Enjoy while sipping chilled Northern Roots Ginger Liqueur!

Recipe by Lynnie Latitudes


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