Post 10 – Gram’s Ginger Cookies
Waaayy back in 1989 someone in my extended family put together a family cookbook. My Grandma Norma’s mother’s (Gram) ginger cookie recipe is in this cookbook. Now, I might be a little bit biased, but I think they are the absolute best ginger cookies. They are soft and chewy, and nice and gingery. My mom has been baking these cookies at Christmas for as long as I can remember and that tradition has now been passed on to me. I don’t think Christmas would feel the same if I didn’t bake at least one batch of Gram’s Ginger Cookies.
Last Friday, I invited my friend Lani over to bake cookies with me. As I learned earlier in the week, when baking with Lana, baking is a lot more efficient (and fun) when you have another set of hands to help out.
Gram’s Ginger Cookies
– 3/4 cup margarine
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 egg
– 1/4 cup molasses
– 2 tsp baking soda
– 1 tsp ground ginger
– 1 tsp ground cinnamon
– 2 cups flour
– 1/2 tsp salt
1. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees to start warming. Cream together the sugar and margarine until they are light and fluffy.
2. Mix in the egg.
3. Lightly spray a measuring cup with cooking spray (this will help the molasses come out easier) and use the measuring cup to measure out the molasses. Mix the baking soda with the molasses in the measuring cup and then add to the sugar mixture.
4. Add the ginger, cinnamon and salt to the mixture.
5. Carefully add the flour into the dough and mix to incorporate.
6. Use a cookie scoop (or your hands) to make small balls of dough. Roll the doughs in granulated sugar and then place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
7. Bake the cookies in the oven for about 8-10 minutes and once done, allow the cookies to cool slightly on the sheet before moving them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
8. Enjoy immediately! Or, put the cookies in a tin to save for later or put some in a ziplock to give away to your friend who is going to Hawaii.
To me, these cookies are one of the many little things that make-up a Stanley Christmas. Thanks again for your help baking, Lani! 🙂