Friday, October 2, 2009

It's Fall Y'all..

and I'm posting my all time fav. ginger cookie recipe. These aren't your average run-of-the-mill ginger cookies, these are the BEST ginger cookies you will ever eat! Don't overbake. They are soft, chewy and perfect for those chilly autumn afternoons. I haven't made these since last fall and there is a reason... We eat them up as quickly as they are made! So without further ado...

Ginger Cookies
3/4 cup oil (or shortening - I used oil)
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg

Sift together
2 1/2 c flour
2 t. b.soda
1/2 t. salt
1 - 1.5 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons (or more) cinnamon
1/2 t. cloves
2 - 3 Tablespoons vinegar (yep, vinegar)

Combine and mix all of the above.

Refrigerate dough until chilled then roll into small
balls and roll in sugar.

Place on ungreased pan 2" apart

Bake @ 350 for 8-10 mins. (I did 8 mins)
I usually double this and keep the unbaked dough in the frig
or freezer (airtight) and use as needed.


Susan said...

I love Ginger cookies, but they are usually store bought. I'm going to try to make these. What type of Ginger do you use?

Patricia/NYC said...

Sounds like the PERFECT afterschool snack! :)

Will definitely try these!
Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

And when did you tell me you were making these for me?? YUM! will make these very soon!

Aunt B said...

I can't wait to try dad makes cane syrup…so I am going replace the molasses with it …yum….yum
thanks for sharing

Shelley said...

Yum Yum!!!! I'll have to try them...the girls will go crazy over them I'm sure!!
We made Moon cakes today. The girls did them and they were a big hit!!

Mom Of Many said...

I love anything with molasses...and am going to try to make them this week. They sound yummmy...although I may have to throw in a few chocolate chips just to quell the addiction..xo

Susan said...

I just happen to have some crystallized ginger so I'm going to try to make them this weekend! Thank you for writing back :). I've probably tried every brand of store-bought ginger cookies. My favorite so far are Trader Joe's.. bite size cookies made with crystallized ginger.