Ginger Cream Cookies (Grandma's dated 1924)

Kathie Carr


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!


★★★★★ 3 votes

48 cookies
15 Min
10 Min



  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 large
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp

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

How to Make Ginger Cream Cookies (Grandma's dated 1924)


  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.

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