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

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 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 butte and sugar together then add the egg and molasses.

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

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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.

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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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