Monday, December 10, 2012
She makes the most amazing sugar cookies. But I'm holding that recipe in my secret stash. Sorry
Grandma Gordon's Chewy Ginger Cookies
Makes ~ 2 dozen cookies
1 egg, beaten
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup shortening (I used butter)
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups white flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup coarse sugar for coating cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Use a handheld mixer to beat sugar into beaten egg in a large mixing bowl. Next mix in shortening and molasses and beat until well-mixed. Mix in flour, spices, baking soda and salt.
Roll ~1 1/2 Tbsp dough into a ball, then roll in coarse sugar. Place balls onto a greased baking sheet, spaced 2" apart. Do not flatten balls.
Bake for ~10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 5:00 AM