Friday, February 18, 2011

Gingernap Workhorse Cookies

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This gingersnap version is good for any occasion; that's why I call them the "Workhorse Cookies."  My sister Jeannie made them years ago and I just loved them; they are soft and yummy and such a good looking cookie with their defined cracks.  I asked her where she found the recipe and much to my surprise she said, "Betty Crocker."  I made them recently for my Activity Days group of girls and for my son's church activity.  As you can see, only two, well kind of, are left!

1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening -- do not use butter or margarine
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teasoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar

Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.  Cover and regrigerate at least 1 hour.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls.  Dip tops in granulated sugar.  Place balls, sugared sides up, about 3 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake cookies just until set, about 10 to 12 minutes.  Immediately remove from cookie sheet. 

Have a great weekend!


Bonnie said...

I love ginger cookies. In fact, they are my favorite. I love the old Betty Crocker cookie recipes. They are just good comfort food.

I'm always willling to try a new gingersnap recipe.

The Sewing and Knitting Loft said...

I love a chew ginger cookie and will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.


Sarah said...

Joni, I've made these and concur ~ perfect bites of ginger. ~ Sarah

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Do you see me doing my Little Happy Dance??? First Jackie came through(bless her heart) with my Chocolate bread recipe! NOW you are giving me my VERY FAVORITE COOKIES in the whole wide world! These look GREAT and I'm going to make some this weekend, "YUMMY"!!! Thank you Joni! Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs, Donna

Lynn said...

Your ginger cookies look great Joni, they'd be wonderful with a cup of Java in the morning!
Hey now, the lowly dried bean can be elevated to a thing of beauty with the right recipe! If you come across it please let me know:@)

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

These cookies look tasty. I love ginger flavor. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Rachel said...

I love Betty C.! these look so good! we are having a link party if you would like to come join!

Sue said...

My husband's favorite cookie is "ginger sparkles" which look like these~delicious! I'll have to try your recipe. I can tell just by looking at them that they'd be great! Have a great weekend, Joni:)

Pondside said...

This is a family favorite - even better than a chocolate chip cookie, in my opinion! I make these through the year but love to make a batch at Christmas because they make the house smell wonderful.

Anonymous said...

these are being filed under "make soon" my family will love them, thanks for sharing! anne

Mickey said...

Yum, I love a soft chewy gingersnap. Gotta save this one. I am your newest follower :)

susan said...

Joni-Thank you for visiting and also congratulations on your new "grandmotherhood"! I guess, in the end, it doesn't matter WHAT they call us just that they DO call us! :)I like the name and the sound of these cookies! My very old Betty Crocker cookbook can always be counted on for the best no fail recipes!

michelle's 10 things said...

Hi. I made your "With Six You Get Eggrolls" this week for lunch with some daughters. (I baked them instead of frying.) They were easy and tasted great. I put your link on my blog. Thank-you for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

Betty has always been a girl's best friend when it comes to cooking! I know there isn't any chocolate in these, but they have to be one of my favorites. I think there must be something addictive in them as I can't stop until they are gone!

La said...

I love ginger snaps and these look fantastic!

Bizzy said...

I have been looking for a chewy ginger cookie for ages. I must try these and see if they are the ones dreams are made of.

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

I absolutely love ginger cookies! And these look super soft. I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight: