Frosted Ginger Rounds..originally Called Sally Ann Cookies

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 20 mins

This is an old family favorite..I can still remember grandma cutting them out with an old treat can..

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large bowl, combine shortening and molasses, blend well. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; mix well.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.
  3. Heat oven to 350*.On well-floured surface, roll dough to 3/4" thickness. cut with floured 2 1/2" round cookie cutter.
  4. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350* for 6-9 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on sheet and remove to wire rack to cool completely.at least 10 minutes.
  5. In a 2 quart pan, combine water and gelatin. let stand at least 5 minutes. Stir in sugar, bring to a full rolling boil.
  6. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 10 minutes, without stirring. Temperature should read 220* on candy thermometer.
  7. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar, beat with electric mixer at low speed until foamy. Add baking powder and vanilla; beat on low speed for 5 minutes or until glossy and of spreading consistency.
  8. Spread frosting on underside of each cookie to within 1/2" of edge. If desired, decorate each cookie.
  9. Let stand until frosting is set before storing.
  10. These sure bring back memories.
  11. IMPORTANT.GELATIN MUST BE SOAKED 5 MINUTES IN A COOL LIQUID BEFORE IT IS HEATED. WHILE IT SOAKS, THE GELATIN SOFTENS AND SWELLS, MAKING IT WASY TO DISSOLVE COMPLETELY WHEN IT'S HEATED.

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I am so sorry I didn't like these cookies. I love Sally Ann's so much and lost my recipe a long time ago. I haven't found one I like to replace it yet. These tasted so bitter to me, and the frosting never did set. It also took much, much longer to beat to a spreading consistency than the recipe states. I'm so sorry. :(

RSL December 17, 2005

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