Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A taste of Autumn: Ginger cookies

When the weather starts to cool down a bit, I am eager to get into the kitchen and do some baking. This recipe is always my "go-to" cookie recipe for enjoying that fall flavor. Now, I must tell you that these are not healthy in any way. But, they are soooooo good. Just the right amount of chewy goodness.

Here's the recipe:

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger

Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses and egg. Beat well and add dry ingredients.

Roll into balls or use a small cookie scoop. Dip into extra sugar.

Bake in a 375 degree, pre-heated oven for 7-8 minutes. You can make really large cookies too, just bake them for 12-15 minutes.
Enjoy a taste of Autumn.

Packaged in a ziploc bag with a little tag, these make a great bake sale contribution. They always sell out whenever I make them for school or church fundraisers.


  1. We've just had our first cool snap this morning. I was going to make cookies last weekend but the weather was just too warm to turn on the oven. These ginger cookies seem like just the thing. I'll be making them soon. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. these are SO amazing... especially with a cup of hot tea :)

  3. Ashley brought me 3 to class per my request. They are delicious and I am going to have to try to make them!! :]

  4. I LOVE your ginger cookies and will taste them anytime you need to see if the batch is right. :)


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