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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

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