Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Grandma's Big Soft Ginger Cookies

These are hands-down my absolute favorite cookies in the world.  Ever.  These cookies remind me of my Grandma's house and I just love it.  They're tasty and sugary, and SOFT.  They're a good Christmas cookie because of the ginger taste, but heck, I would (and have) eat these all year round.

Although they tasted better when Grandma made them, but isn't that always how things go?  Anything tastes better when Grandma's (and mom's, too!) make them.  ;o)

Big Soft Ginger Cookies
recipe from my Grandma :)
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • Extra (white) sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 350 F.

Beat butter & 1 cup sugar with mixer until fluffy.  Add egg and molasses, beat until combined.  Mix together dry ingredients, then add gradually to butter/sugar mixture.

One all combined, shape into 1-inch balls and roll in extra sugar.  Set on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake  about 10 minutes, or until brown and puffy.  Be very careful not to overbake!  Let stand for a couple minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.  Yields about 3 dozen.

Rolled in sugar!
With a combination of molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.. they're just so yummy.


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