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.

1 comment:

  1. I love gingerbread cookies but hadn't found a good recipe - until now! This recipe makes the softest cookies I've ever had. I like mine super spicy, so I plan to double the spices in my next batch, but this will be my new go-to recipe. I can't wait to make them again.