Thursday, December 15, 2016

Cookie season

I've always liked to bake, so Christmas represents cookie season around here.  My Mom always had numerous colorful tins of goodies around the holidays.  Fudge, pralines, candies, and several different kinds of cookies.  It was quite a lot for just the three of us, but somehow we managed to make it all disappear.  I don't make quite as much sweets as she did, but I keep the tradition alive!  I'm planning to have a cookie day with the kids sometime next week...   Santa will need cookies after all!

For today though, I decided to try my hand a big, soft, gingerbread cookies.  Oh my, these are fab!  They are soft and have just the right gingerbread flavor.  I'll share the recipe below...

How about you?  Do you plan on doing any holiday baking?








Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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1 comment:

bozoette said...

They sound heavenly! I'm going to try a recipe I saw on Facebook for gooey butter cookies, and I'm going to make my gramma's stuffed dates. The dates are really wonderful, and so easy. Three ingredients: pitted dates, walnuts, and powdered sugar. Put half a walnut inside the date, then roll in sugar. Can't get much simpler than that!