In keeping with my Christmas theme, this recipe is also an old one from a pseudo family member. My cousin's other grandma, whom I affectionately call Ma Betty made these ginger cookies once and brought them to a holiday get together, so I made them to share with M's dad's family this year.
Pretty simple recipe. Just make sure that the dough is well chilled.
- 1 1/2 cups shortening (I used Crisco)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup molasses
- 4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tablespoon plus one teaspoon ginger
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon cloves
Cream shortening, sugar, and molasses till fluffy
Add dry ingredients
Shape into 2 thick rolls, wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate several hours or overnight until very firm
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Slice in 1/4 inch slices.
Bake on a lightly greased sheet (or parchment paper or silicone baking mat) for 12-15 minutes.
Ma Betty sprinkled sugar on the top before baking and I do as well. - Yum!
I have one more cookie recipe to share with you at the end of the year, then I think the cookie monster series may rest for awhile. I know so many people who do healthy new years resolutions, so I'm going to work on sharing some other cooking and/or bread baking recipes instead of cookies for awhile. Or at least the month of January. I love cookies and they are what I make best :)