Monday, October 20, 2008

The Best Ever

I just made the best Soft Ginger Cookies.
Really...they are so yummy!

I have a friend that makes the best cookies in the world. We went to visit them last night, and I am always too intimidated to take her cookies. Well...I was pretty darn excited to take these Ginger cookies to her. And guess what? She asked me for the recipe. I just have to share so you can partake of their goodness.

SOFT GINGER COOKIES

4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup robust (dark) molasses
1/2 cup pure vegetable shortening
1 large egg, beaten to blend
1/2 cup boiling water
Additional sugar

Preparation

Combine first 8 ingredients in large bowl. Add molasses, shortening, and egg. Using electric mixer, beat until well blended. Beat in 1/2 cup boiling water.
Chill dough 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Roll chilled dough by generous tablespoonfuls into balls.
Roll in additional sugar to coat.
Place dough balls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake until cookies are puffed and cracked on top and tester inserted into center comes out with some moist crumbs attached, about 10 minutes (do not over bake).
Transfer cookies to racks and cool.

5 comments:

Sabra said...

mmmmmm I love ginger cookies. totally have to make these this week. thanks!

Becca said...

Soft Ginger cookies are one of my all time favorite!

Jenny said...

Those sound DANG good!
I'm gonna have to make them, and add them to my list of reasons why I LOVE the fall! MMMMmmmm.
(and thank you)

Kermit~the~Frog said...

Thanks for posting this! We just made a double batch here and they are YUMMY. Plus it was easy for even my three-year-old to help; everyone can roll a ball of dough in sugar.

Becky said...

love a great cookies recipe. these are my husbands favorites so i might be borrowing your recipe too!:)