Saturday, December 21, 2013

Taste Buds: Grandma Faith’s Gingerbread Cookies

Cookies, cookies and even more cookies until we didn’t have room for anymore. There is always a ton of baking around the holidays and over the course of the week before Christmas my mother-in-law and I were in the kitchen, sometimes with helpers, making batches and batches of homemade cookies. All in all we made 6 different kinds; Chocolate Oatmeal, Cinnamon Logs, Coconut Macaroons, Gingerbread Cookies, Peanut Butter Flowers and Snicker doodles. WHEW, it was a ton of baking.



Generally I am not a large fan of Gingerbread Cookies but I used my mother-in-laws recipe and there were really great. Not too hard, not too soft with just enough ginger I thought they were fantastic. This will be my new go-to gingerbread cookie recipe for sure!



¾ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
4 tablespoons molasses
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
3. Using a tablespoon roll dough in hands into a ball. Roll balls in sugar, place on cookie sheet and then press down until about an inch thick.
4. Bake for 8-12 minutes until toasted brown.

1 comment:

paul peggy zeus said...

MMM who doesn't like cookies?

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