Colonial Williamburg Ginger Cookies

Colonial Williamburg Ginger Cookies Recipe

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Joanne Watson

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@VaMom4

One of my favorite places in Virginia is Colonial Williamsburg. I am descended from Gabriel Maupin who owned The Market Square Tavern. I love the Ginger Bread Cookies that they sell down the street behind the Raleigh Tavern, so much that I wrote and begged for the recipe.
I made a double batch last Christmas and the kids couldn't get enough of them!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
50 - 60 Cookies
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 2 tsp
    ginger
  • 1 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 c
    unsulfered molasses
  • 4 c
    stone-ground or unbleached flour, unsifted

How to Make Colonial Williamburg Ginger Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine the sugar, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Mix well.
  2. Add the melted butter/margarine, evaporated milk, and molasses. Mix well.
  3. Add the flour 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly. The dough should be stiff enough to handle without sticking to fingers.
  4. Knead the dough for a smoother texture. Add up to ½ cup additional flour if needed to prevent sticking.
  5. When the dough is smooth, roll it out ¼ inch thick on a floured surface and cut it into cookies. You may roll the dough slightly thicker if you desire a taller cookie.
  6. Bake on floured or greased cookie sheets in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 - 12 minutes. The cookies are done if they spring back when touched.

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About Colonial Williamburg Ginger Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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