Friday, January 15, 2010


Wonderful day today and I tied the dogs for a while and let the cats out to pasture :)

I was also looking for a ginger biscuit recipe and decided to try the first among zillions available on the web. Substituted shortening with butter ... Hubby loved them :)

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger 
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3/4 cup shortening 
  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses 
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to blend evenly, and sift a second time into another bowl.
  3. Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg, and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.


Bruce said...

So where are mine? LOL.. Can't wait til I make some of these. Why did you make the substitution?

Stitching Cat said...

Your cats are beautiful! I'll have to try the ginger cookie recipe - I love ginger.