I apologize for my lack of attention here. I’ve found that getting settled in a new house in a different country was more time-consuming than I expected. Okay, let’s be honest here, putting crap away has taken away my life as I knew it. I need more space!
Yesterday I revolted and made the best ginger cookies I’ve ever eaten.I love those really thin ginger cookies that you can buy during the holidays but I’ve never been able to get them as flat as a church wafer but with this recipe I got the same taste but with 1/10th the work!
Best Ginger Cookies
This recipe makes a heap of wonderful ginger cookies. I only made 12 and I have all this cookie dough in the fridge screaming to be baked.
Recipe type: Dessert
- 4-1/2 c. flour
- 4 tsps. ground ginger
- 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground cloves
- 2 tsps. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1-1/2 c. shortening
- 2 c. granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- ½ c. molasses
- ½ c. coarse sugar or granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening until softened.
- Gradually add the 2 cups granulated sugar and beat til fluffy.
- Add eggs and molasses and beat well.
- Add half of flour mixture, beat til combined. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon. (or in a heavy duty mixer)
- Baking setup takes 2 steps but both are quick. Drop a tablespoon full of the mix on to a piece of waxed paper or baking paper and shape into balls.
- Put ½ c. coarse sugar (or regular granulated sugar) in a shallow bowl and roll the balls in the sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2-1/2 inches apart.
- Finally, using a glass or cup, press cookies to about ½? thickness. (I made mine thinner because I like them thin)
- Bake in 350 oven 12-14 min. or until cookies are light brown and puffed. (If you’re like me and like them thin, it’s about 6 – 8 minutes)
- Do not overbake or cookies will not be chewy. Let stand 2 min. before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
If you're all alone, don't bake them all. You'll just keep eating and your waistline won't be happy.