On the fifth day of Christmas – Ginger cookies.

While I was making these it brought back so many memories of when I was a child. My grandmother worked in a boarding School kitchen, and every Christmas they use to make huge batches of cookies for all the students. I remember visiting her in December while they were making these cookies and one of their bakes were ginger cookies.

Ginger Cookies


  • • 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 butter, softened
  • • 1 cup white sugar
  • • 1 egg
  • • 1 tablespoon water
  • • 1/4 cup molasses
  • • 4 tablespoons white sugar

Original recipe from madetobeamomma.com

First you cream the butter and sugar together then add the egg and molasses.


Then mix the dry ingredients together and add to the butter mixture


After mixing refrigerate for one hour before rolling the dough into balls.Preheat the oven on 350 degrees. Roll each ball in sugar and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.

The dough can also be frozen if you want to use it at a later stage.


Recipe Rating 9/10

I’ve seen other recipe’s online and I’ve tried a few of them but found that recipe’s with lots of butter work better than others.


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