Ginger Cream Cookies (Grandma's dated 1924)

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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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
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

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

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.

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