Mama’s Ginger Cookies

By Friday, December 18, 2015

These cookies are my childhood!

The Best Ginger Cookies |

I can remember my mother making these cookies countless times. Seriously! At least every Christmas, if not a couple more times throughout the year. They were always one of my very favourites.

The Best Ginger Cookies |

These are chewy, chewy, chewy! My favourite kind of cookie. And completely addictive. I think I ate six straight from the baking sheet, before they had cooled. And My Other Half was out of town… so essentially, I ate all two dozen myself in an embarrassingly short period of time.

I blame it on the baby?

The Best Ginger Cookies |

Like I said last week about my amazing Gingerbread Muffins – I’m not a huge gingerbread person. But Mama’s ginger cookies… there are no words!

Along with my Mama’s chocolate chip cookies, these are the best cookies she’s ever made. If you like chewy and addictive cookies, that aren’t too too sweet… make ’em!

The Best Ginger Cookies |

Mama's Ginger Cookies
Serves: 24
  • 1 egg
  • 2/4 cup shortening
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsps baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Additional sugar, for coating
  1. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients, and then combine until smooth. Roll into balls and roll in white sugar. Do not flatten! If the dough is too sticky, refrigerate it for an hour. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.

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