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Aunt Sally's Molasses Ginger Cookies

Does anyone have a recipe for Aunt Sally's cookies? They are a spice, ginger, and molasses cookie that is cut out with a spam can and frosted with a 7-minute cooked frosting. My mom used to make them and we lost the recipe. They may be a family recipe, but thought I'd post the question.


By mert1949 from Kennewick

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December 27, 20090 found this helpful

1 c. sugar
1 c. shortening or butter
2 eggs
1 c. dark molasses
1 c. sour milk
2 rounded tsp. soda in sour milk
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
5 c. flour

Mix all together and chill at least 2 hours. Roll thick and bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

3/4 c. water
3/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. or 1 env. plain gelatin

Bring all ingredients to a boil, then simmer 10 minutes. Pour syrup over 1 cup powdered sugar. Beat until it holds a peak. there you go :)

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December 29, 20090 found this helpful

These aren't Aunt Sally's, but they are the all time best ginger cookies ever!!! I just made them for Christmas and everyone loved them


Ginger Spice Cookies

2 c. all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
3/4 tsp. salt
(* I add a pinch of cayenne or black pepper too for a little kick, but that's just my taste. Gives it a subtle,spicier taste at the end of each bite)
3/4 c. chopped crystallized ginger
1 c. packed dark brown sugar
1/2 c. vegetable shortening, room temp.
1/4 c. unsalted butter, room temp
1 large egg
1/4 c molasses

white sugar for rolling dough balls

Combine first 6 ingredients in medium bowl, whisk to blend. Mix in crystallized ginger. In a separate bowl, using electric mixer, beat brown sugar, shortening, and butter in large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and molasses and beat until blended. Add flour mixture and mix just until blended. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter baking sheets or use parchment paper. Pour white sugar into small bowl or plate. Using wet hands, form dough balls in 1 inch balls; roll in sugar to coat completely. Place balls on prepared sheets, 2 inches apart.

Bake cookies until cracked on top and soft to touch, about 12 minutes. Cool on sheets for 1 minute. Carefully transfer to racks to cool. ( Can be made 5 days ahead. Store airtight at room temp.) Makes about 30.

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January 2, 20100 found this helpful

I have never had them so don't have a point of reference to compare to but here are several with slight variations:
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