Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies


3/4 c. butter

1 c. sugar

1 egg beaten

1/4 c. molasses

extra sugar for rolling the dough

Sift together –

2 1/2 c. all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon ginger

Blend the butter, sugar , egg and molasses until smooth.  Add the sifted ingredients.

Roll dough into small balls, then roll in sugar but DO NOT flatten.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.


Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

I have tried to make other cookies at Christmas time, but my family won’t cooperate.  🙂   This is our recipe given to me over 20 years ago by my friend Angela.  Have fun making them with your family. Obviously, this recipe is not low calorie but it does make delicious cookies and they are my families favorite every year.  Hope they become yours too!


Cookie Dough –

4 cubes of real butter  ( yep – you read that right )

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk ( reserve the white for the frosting )

1 C. sugar

1 Tablespoon of almond extract

4 C. Flour

Mix all ingredients well and let the dough chill.  Roll out on a well floured surface to desired thickness. Cut out dough using your favorite cookie cutters.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes until light brown around the edges

Frosting –

3/4 c. Crisco

1 lb of powdered sugar

1 egg white

2 Tablespoons of water

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 teaspoon of almond extract

Mix well and add desired food coloring