This ginger creams cookie recipe is Tawra’s favorite cookie! These ginger creams have been a part of our family for more than 40 years and they have been for good reason. They are DELICIOUS! Try them and you’ll love them!
You can find this recipe in our Dining On A Dime Cookbook on page 274 and the frosting on page 273.
Ginger Creams Cookie Recipe – Ginger Cremes
Mom has made these ginger cream cookies for more than 40 years. My brother and I would devour them. These cookies were one of our most favorite snacks! They are super simple to make and they store really well.
To save on measuring cups, I put the shortening in the measuring cup first and then measure the molasses. The molasses will slip right out with the extra bit of grease left in the measuring cup from the shortening.
If you don’t have all the spices on hand but you do have pumpkin spice, you can just use 2 1/2 teaspoons of that instead.
Ginger Cremes Recipe
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. soda dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
Mix all of the ingredients. Drop by teaspoonsful and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees, until brown (about 5-10 minutes). Cool and frost with Butter Creme Frosting. Makes 3 dozen cookies.
This easy ginger creams cookie recipe is from our cookbook:
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