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I have a passion for ginger and all things gingery so I made these for Christmas. My roommate's daughter pronounced them 'the best ginger cookies ever' and, since there are now only crumbs in the box, it's safe to say they were a hit for everyone.
I made these following the recipe exactly except I used a heaping teaspoon of ginger. I also used a cookie scoop rather than rolling them by hand. They came out beautifully...crunchy enough to snap after they cooled but still with a bit of "chew" in the center. It's really important that you sift the dry ingredients! The perfect ginger cookie, IMHO.
Not sure what happened! Too much molassas? They tasted good, but if you didn't eat them out of the oven, they were only OK the next day. Kind of morphed into a puck. I'm sure it was me... immediately out of the oven, they were good. Very heavy molassas taste, which I like.
these tasted great but 2 cups flour was not near enough i added probably 1/2 cup or more to it and then it was barely rolling consistancy. and i think 2 tsp soda was too much too as my cookies looked like sea foam when i took them out and then flattened and were more of a cakey cookie. i added some vanilla and i did put 2 tsp of ginger in them and a dash of red pepper. like i said the taste is a 5 star but the recipe and the look of the cookie was not very nice.
deliciously! An easy recipe but very good if you like ginger and spices! Sonia
These are very mild in flavour, next time I will add more ginger otherwise very nice cookie. Grandkids are enjoying them right now.
These were good but I did have to make a couple of subs as I can't easily get shortening or molasses here. I used 1 part soft margarine and 1 part lard instead of the shortening and honey instead of molasses. As the dough was very sticky and adding extra flour to the second half of the batch meant that the middle wasn't as chewy as the first ones, I would use hard marg next time. Otherwise, a lovely recipe.
These are a deliciously light ginger cookie , not overpowering and great fresh from the oven! I think next time I'll make a double batch , as this is one of my favorite types of cookies. Made in remembrance of Amy.
A perfect blend of spices! I used golden syrup in place of the molasses but otherwise made as directed....YUM!