Winning Ginger Sugar Cookies

State Fair of Texas Winner

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Ginger Sugar Cookies-State Fair Texas

These winning ginger sugar cookies are packed with flavor provided by ground cloves, cinnamon, molasses, butter, and of course ginger.  That combination of ingredients makes this cookie extra special and extra tasty.

Crispy & Chewy

Our test run of these winning ginger sugar cookies produced a delightful sweet treat that was both a little crispy on the outside and wonderfully chewy on the inside: a winning combination. And an added bonus? They are super easy to make. As the final step before baking, you roll them in sanding sugar for a sparkling finish.

State Fair of Texas Winner

Recipe credit goes to Karen Woo who won at the wonderful State Fair of Texas with them. Karen placed third, which is a big achievement given how popular baking contests are at this fair. If you love ginger, you will love this contest-winning cookie!

Got a Thing for Ginger?

Try these Citrus Ginger Pinchies too, a Minnesota State Fair one-of-a-kind blue ribbon winning cookie .

And don’t miss this Double Ginger Cake recipe. It will wow your taste buds and sweet tooth.



Winning Ginger Sugar Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

1/2 cup clear sanding sugar

Mix the dry ingredients: flour, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Cream together butter, shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses. Mix in dry ingredients. Roll into balls, then roll in decorative sugar. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake in 350 degree F oven for approximately 10-12 minutes, or when cracks appear and cookies are dark brown.

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