Monday, November 30, 2009

Ginger Cookies

I'm back from a wonderful Thanksgiving trip to South Carolina where we visited and spent time with some of my husband's family. Now that Christmas is around the corner, I have alot of cookie baking to do. My sister, Paula, made these cookies last year for a cookie exchange party. She passed on the recipe to me and I have made them several times. Everybody loves them and they are gone in a blink of the eye. They are called Big Soft Ginger Cookies. They have a great ginger and spice flavor and they do stay soft. The cookie dough comes together quickly and the recipe states it makes 24 cookies but I got closer to 30 cookies.

Form dough in balls and roll in sugar. I use a small glass bowl to press down the cookie dough. You could use a drinking glass as well.

Take a tin of these cookies to your next cookie exchange party. They are also perfect to give to teachers, co-workers, neighbors, your hairdresser, or friends and family.


Issaqueena Falls - Walhalla, South Carolina

I'd like to give a shout out to my husband Mike. Today is our 18th wedding anniversary. It seems like yesterday (well, sometimes) that we just got married. You are truly my best friend Mike and I'm lucky to have you as my partner through this crazy but wonderful life. I love you!

Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: Ok, enough of the mushy talk and back to the cookie recipe. This cookie dough is sticky so it is best to put the dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour before forming and rolling in the sugar. With this batch, I made the cookie dough in the morning, put the bowl in the refrigerator, ran my errands for the day and made the cookies in the afternoon. No problems with stickiness.


HoneyB said...

I love ginger cookies - crunchy or soft! Happy Anniversary!

Pam said...

I just made cinnamon snaps and my dough was sticky too. Your ginger cookies look tasty.

Aggie said...

Great recipe Jamie!! I love ginger everything...I like your idea of baking these up as gifts!!

Happy anniversary to you and Mike! 18 years??!! congratulations!

Laura in Paris said...

Love ginger, love cookies ... love ear gray tea that goes so well woth cookies. I'm all set for high tea!

Bridgett said...

Happy Anniversary to you! I am just a couple years behind you guys. Time flies, doesn't it? The ginger cookies look so yummy and would go perfectly with my coffee this morning. Great post.

Bellini Valli said...

I think that ginger cookies have to be one of my favourites. Baking is the best gift by far!!!!

Helene said...

Ginger cookies are my favorites. Happy Anniversary!

Barbara Bakes said...

Happy Anniversary! I'll have to try a custard bowl to press my cookies with! They look delicious!

tamilyn said...

These look really yummy!

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