Grandma's Ginger Cookies

Grandma's Ginger Cookies

From the Thermador and Tastespotting Ultimate Recipe Contest

Submitted by: Rose Olson

This is a cookie recipe that Rose has been making for a long time, and according to her family, it's the best cookie she makes!  They are exactly like the cookies her grandma used to bake for her dad.  Her grandma has been gone for awhile, but she likes to make these cookies often, just to remind everyone of her and to have a yummy treat!


Easy; Serving size: Approximately 24 small cookies

2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 TB cinnamon
1 TB ginger
1 1/2 tsp cloves
2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 sticks of room temp. unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
Around 1/4 cup of sugar for rolling.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, and all the spices into a medium bowl and set aside.

Beat the brown sugar and butter together using a mixer.  Do this until the sugar and butter is well-blended, then add the egg and molasses. Mix until the the mixture looks light brown. Finally, turn your mixer down to low and add the flour slowly until it's all incorporated.

Next, set aside 1/4 cup sugar and get ready to roll! Use 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop, but feel free to use whatever you have available.  Scoop the dough out, rub it between your palms to get it round, and finally, roll it in the sugar, until it is covered and sparkly.  Place each dough ball on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake the cookies for between 10 to 14 minutes, depending on your oven. The cookies are done when they have large cracks and are firm to the touch, but still soft on the inside.

Let them cool on the sheet a few minutes, then move them to a rack to cool completely.
Eat and enjoy!