Where I live, the summers get very hot. And when I say very, I mean you can’t even walk outside your front door without starting to sweat. It’s bad.
July is pretty bad when it comes to heat because we get a lot of humidity. But as my memory serves me right, August isn’t too bad in terms of heat.
And these past 2 days, the weather is legit like Autumn weather…. and I’M LOVING IT!
So what better way to welcome the Autumn season … (30 days early) then to make Ginger Molasses Cookies!
(yields 5 dozen)
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1-1/4 cup sugar, divided
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- In a large bowl, cream shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, molasses, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg: gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. (That part sucks, I know.)
- Roll into 1-1/4 in. balls; roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350 for 10-14 minutes or until tops crack and edges are slightly firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- Now enjoy these cookies in a comfy sweater and pretend there are falling, colourful leaves outside your window!