Ginger Cream Cookies (Grandma's dated 1924)

Kathie Carr

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This is an old recipe from my Grandma's file dated 1924. grandma made these for Christmas most years up until she was no longer able to bake in the 1980's.

A big batch of these never lasted long. Yum!


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Serves:

48 cookies

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

COOKIES:

1/3 c
shortening
1/2 c
sugar
1 large
egg
1/2 c
dark molasses
1/2 c
water
2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ginger powder
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
cloves
1/2 tsp
cinnamon

CREAM ICING:

1 c
powdered sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tbsp
cream or milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
COOKIES: Mix shortening, sugar, egg, molasses,and water together well. Sift dry ingredients (all remaining cookie ingredients) together and blend in. CHill dough for at least 2 -3 hours.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Drop dough by teaspoons full onto greased baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-9 minutes. Cookies should have a little but almost no imprint left on them when lightly touched. Do not over bake.

Remove to racks to cool a bit but frost while just a bit warm for best icing.
2
CREAM ICING: Blend sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add enough cream or milk to make this easy to spread. Frost warm cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies