Homemade Ginger Cookies

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I like the taste of ginger, in a nice, flavorful cookie. Nothing like crisp ginger snaps or a soft, packed with punch cookie.  Ginger is something you find in Amish kitchens, it’s not as common as other spices, but gingerbread cookies around Christmas a staple. But why wait for Christmas, try this cookie recipe given to me by an Amish woman in Michigan. 

Homemade Ginger Cookies

  • 2 cup shortening
  • 3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 11 c flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cup buttermilk or sour milk (hint: to make your own sour milk, add 1-2 tsp vinegar/lemon juice to regular milk and let sit a few minutes)
  1. In a non-stick pan, heat molasses, sugar and shortening until melted.
  2. Add milk, stir until smooth and remove from heat.
  3. In another bowl mix dry ingredients together.
  4. Stir in liquid ingredients.
  5. Stir till you have a smooth dough.
  6. Don’t worry, dough will seem too soft -don’t add more flour.
  7. Chill dough in refrigerator for an hour.
  8. Roll out ½ inch thick and cut out with a 3 inch cutter. You can glaze with a beaten egg or sprinkle with coarse sugar (sometimes called sanding sugar). If you are in a hurry, after chilling roll the dough into 2 ½ inch balls and dip into sugar, flatten gently onto cookie sheet. Bake 350F for 20-25 minutes. Makes 8 doz.


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