Monday, December 10, 2012

20--- Grandma Gordon's Chewy Ginger Cookies


Just in time for the holidays, here is a recipe that is from my grandmother, the best cookie-baker of all times.

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.

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