Monday, October 13, 2008

Ginger Cookies

Recipe from First United Methodist Church, Monett, MO Cookbook (Mary K. Scott)

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cup flour
1 tablespoon ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream shortening. Add sugar gradually. Beat in the egg and molasses. Sift flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, and salt together and add to the other mixture. Cool 30 minutes to 1 hour in refrigerator. Roll into balls the size of walnuts and roll in granulated sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes or until puffed up and lightly browned. Let set a minute on sheet before removing cookies.


Keetha said...

Thank you! Those sound divine! Maybe I can bake them this weekend. I'll keep you posted. :-)

laurie said...

are these chewy, or crisp? i love chewy ginger cookies.

and my folks grew up in st. joe, missouri. you know it?

Erin said...

They are delightfully chewy. I know where St. Joe is, but it's a few hours north of me. :) I don't think of us as being particularly warm in the winter, but I imagine that compared to Duluth it's like laying on the beach. :)