Friday, December 27, 2013

Family Recipe Friday: Mom's Ginger Cookies - more soft ones!

Mom's Ginger Cookies - more of the soft ones, this time arranged on a plate handed down from mom's mother: Alice Caroline Spearman Erickson.


1 C. brown sugar                                1/2 tsp cloves
3/4 C. shortening                                1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg                                                  1 tsp ginger
2 1/4 C. flour                                       1 1/2 tsp soda
1/4 tsp nutmeg                                    1/4 C. molasses


Cream together brown sugar, shortening and egg.  Add molasses and mix.  Finally, add all dry ingredients and mix together.  Then roll into balls approx. 1" diameter.   Dip each ball in sugar and arrange on cookie sheet about 1" apart.


350 degree F. oven for 9 - 10 minutes.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Family Recipe Friday: Chocolate Refrigerator Cookies

Recipe for Mom's Chocolate Refrigerator Cookies!

Watch out - she might get you with her wooden mixing spoon!

1 C. shortening                                 1 C. chopped almonds
3/4 C. white sugar                                    or walnuts
3/4 C. brown sugar                            3 C. pastry flour
2 sq. chocolate, melted                      1/2 tsp soda
2 eggs                                                1/4 tsp salt

Method: Cream shortening, add sugar, eggs and chocolate.  Sift in dry ingredients.  Shape into a roll and store in the fridge.  

Baking: As needed, slice thin.  Bake in 375 degree F. oven for 10 - 12 minutes.