Great Aunt Mary's Ginger Cookies

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Marcie Frazee

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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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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. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
Makes app 36 cookies (3 dozen)
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Great Aunt Mary's Ginger Cookies

Step-by-Step

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

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About Great Aunt Mary's Ginger Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Collection: Christmas Cookies




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