Thursday, October 19, 2006


"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



* 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


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


  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.

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

  3. Okay, first of all your new template is 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.

  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

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

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

  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!?!?!?

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

  9. These sound yummy!
    I think they'd be especially great with this pumpkin dip -

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