With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Baking Cookies

Friday, September 12, 2014

Baking Cookies

 Don't you just love the flavors of autumn?
Apples, pumpkin, molasses and warm spices like cinnamon, cloves and ginger take center stage as the weather turns cooler.
It is the perfect time to bake with some friends and nibble cookies and milk by the garden enjoying what is left of the summer flowers.

Keri and Anni came by to bake an old-time favorite cookie of ours...
Ginger Crinkles.
I shared this recipe before but think it is worth repeating if you are in the mood for a crunchy, chewy, flavorful taste of fall that is so good with COLD milk!

It is an old grandmother recipe, and as is usually the case, it didn't come with a lots of directions. Grandmother probably creamed the shortening and other ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon.  We used the mixer but I am sure you don't need one.

Ginger Crinkles


2 cups flour
3 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
1 egg, slightly beaten
¾ cup shortening
¼ cup light molasses

Combine 1 cup sugar with shortening. Add molasses and egg. Combine with dry ingredients. Roll into 1” balls and dip in the remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350.


Lorrie said...

Gingery cookies are one of my very favourite flavours. And as you've said, perfect for fall. I'll be baking a batch next week to send to my mother-in-law for her birthday since they are her favourite, too.
Wonderful photos of little ones involved in baking.

Blackberry Lane said...

The photos are sweet and I'd love to have a cookie and a cuppa tea!

Susan said...

Oh, LDH, your beautiful granddaughters must LOVE coming to your house.

Do you use butter for the shortening?

The cookies look yummy.

I just pinned an apple cookie recipe on Pinterest that has caramel in the center. That looked good, too. Mmm mmm mmm

Hope you are having a wonderful September. Susan

Leslie said...

These are my favorite fall and holiday flavors! I would love to make a batch of these chewy cookies soon!

Pondside said...

These cookies just mean 'autumn' to me. I've made them for many years, usually starting after school starts. Don't they fill the house with the most wonderful aroma? They are best, in my opinion, with a glass of cold milk.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I've used your recipe before and they are great! Good with a strong cuppa coffee too-Happy Early Fall:@)

Sandi said...

These look so yummy!!! :)

Lea said...

Ah, I LOVE ginger so these will be made very shortly around here. Thanks so much for sharing!

Ann said...

love the flavor of a ginger cookie. the girls look like they had a good time baking

Just a little something from Judy said...

I can almost smell these cookies as I sit here looking at them. I love the Fall of the year, and yes, I would love to sit and have coffee and cookies with you. The girls are being given such special memories.


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