Thursday, October 19, 2006

GRANDMA'S GINGERSNAP COOKIES!!!



"This melt in your mouth recipe from my grandmother has been in my family since 1899."
Recipe courtesy of : Marie Ayers

What is better than ginger anything during the Fall season??? It's rainy here today and dark and cold and I always love being in the kitchen cooking or baking with the kids.

I wanted to bake cookies this afternoon, and I was trying to think of a go
od recipe that included either pumpkin or molasses or ginger......and then I remembered that a while ago, Vicki from "Turkey Feathers" had posted about these great Gingersnap cookies. I knew I had to try them, so I followed her link to the recipe.

This is what the kids and I will be baking this afternoon, and I'll come back and post our pictures once the cookies are done :)


Just like Vicki, I plan on slathering some vanilla frosting in between them...oh goodness, I'm salivating at the thought :)


Picture courtesy of: Turkey Feathers

GRANDMA'S GINGERSNAP COOKIES

INGREDIENTS

* 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon ground ginger
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup shortening
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 egg
* 1/4 cup dark molasses
* 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (275 degrees C).
2. Mix and sift the first 5 ingredients. Sift a second time and place the mixture back into the sifter.
3. Beat the shortening until creamy. Add the 1 cup of sugar gradually and continue beating. Beat in the egg and the molasses.
4. Sift into this about 1/3 of the flour mixture, stirring and blending well. Repeat until all is added. Roll the dough into tiny balls by hand, rolling each in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
5. Place 2 inches apart on a ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.

Yield: 5 Dozen

10 comments:

  1. My favorite has always been gingersnap cookies. I'll be trying this recipe for sure. The fact that they're chewier than most gingersnaps are sounds good to me.

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  2. Thanks Sandra for posting this!!
    I will be making them this afternoon.Michelle

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  3. Okay, first of all your new template is BEAUTIFUL....do you do templates for other people, and if not, why not. Every kitchen you come up with I just want to move in.

    You're gonna have people all over the country baking ginger cookies this weekend, including me. I love, love the fun of putting frosting inbetween. On my to do list for today.

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  4. These are delicious ladies, I just made them yesterday and YUMMY.

    Bev thank you :) I have made some for other people, just for fun :) Aren't these kitchens just the best?? I wish mine looked like that LOL

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  5. I'm glad to know they're good, the pic looks great! Hope to try them soon.

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  6. I'm with Blessed beyond measure...i'd love a template for the food blog of mine...:-)Michelle

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  7. I saw these on Barb's site - I am DYING for them!!!! But I can't even get my blog visiting done - HOW do you get soooo much done each day!?!?!?

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  8. Do you have a homemade vanilla frosting recipe? I want to make these TODAY but I don't have any frosting.

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  9. These sound yummy!
    I think they'd be especially great with this pumpkin dip -
    http://jewlsntexas.blogspot.com/2007/08/oh-yum-yum-yummy-pumpkin-dip.html

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  10. These are AWESOME. Thanks for sharing them. This is quickly becoming a favorite blog!

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