Great Aunt Mary's Ginger Cookies

Marcie Frazee

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@mamamarcie

My husband's great aunt, Mary Carter, made these cookies for as long as my husband can remember, and made them on a regular basis until she passed away several years ago at the age of 90-something. They are a favorite of the Kellum family. These cookies are soft and *always* perfectly round! I was thrilled when my Aunt Donnie passed the recipe on to me. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family! Ginger Cookies: Not just for Christmas anymore!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Makes app 36 cookies (3 dozen)
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Buttery and crisp but slightly chewy, this is one yummy cookie! The flavor combo is a little different than most cookies similar to this. The ginger and cinnamon are so good together. It's a simple recipe, but the best part is the family tradition behind the recipe.

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1 tsp
ground ginger
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
butter or oleo (she used oleo), softened
2 Tbsp
Crisco
2 tsp
Crisco
1 c
sugar
1
egg
1/4 c
molasses

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350ºF. Sift flour, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together three times into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
2Mix butter, Crisco, sugar, egg, and molasses in large mixing bowl.
3Slowly incorporate dry mixture into wet mixture.
4Form dough into little balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheets.
5Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 12-15 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Collection: Christmas Cookies
Hashtags: #Ginger, #molasses, #Cookies