Thursday, November 8, 2007
These little cookies have become my new craving. They are simple to make and go great with a hot cup of tea. The dough also freezes well, which is great to have on hand for those emergency company visits. The original recipe calls for shortening but I use non-hydrogenated margarine and they turn out just wonderful.
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1. Cream together margarine and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat in egg and molasses.
2. Combine dry ingredients together in small bowl (flour, ginger, cinnamon, soda and salt)
3. Add dry ingredients to wt and mix throughly its good to use your hands.
4. Roll into 1 " balls and roll in sugar.
5. Place on cookie sheet and gently press down with hands.
6. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
~ If you want to freeze the cookies you can form into balls, roll in sugar, place on cookie sheet and gently press them down with you hands. Then put the cookie sheet into the freezer and let them freeze. Once cookies are frozen you can transfer them from the cookie sheet into a freezer bag. When you are ready to bake just take them out of freezer, place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.