Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Giant Ginger Cookies

I love making these when autumn days come. My neighbor got the recipe from Better Homes and Gardens 1998 and passed it on to my mom before she died of cancer.

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup shortening
2 cups sugar (I use some brown sugar)

Add and beat:
2 eggs
Add and cream:
1/2 cup molasses

Sift together and stir in:
4 1/2 cups flour ( I use 1-2 cups whole wheat)
4 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. salt

Scoop by Tablespoonfuls, roll in granulated sugar or sprinkle with sugar and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes at 350F, OR 10-12 minutes at 325F in convection oven. Makes 2-3 doz cookies.

1 comment:

Harmony said...

How funny! I found this recipe on BHG website a few years ago, and I really like it too. :)