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

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

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

How to Make Great Aunt Mary's Ginger Cookies

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.

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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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