One more recipe from my collection of my Mom’s recipe box –
Haven’t a clue where this recipe came from but it was one my Mom must have clipped out. I can remember though attaching it to the index card with tape for her. I was in my teens when she wanted to clean up her recipe collection and set me to do just that!
These make fun Christmas time cookies and are easily decorated.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup dark molasses
- 2 Tbsp vinegar (apple cider or white)
- 1½ tsp baking soda
- 5 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cloves (can be less if you don’t like strong clove flavor)
Cream butter; add sugar gradually and beat in. Beat in egg, molasses and vinegar.
Sift the dry ingredients together, blend into the wet.. Cover tightly and let chill for a couple of hours.
Roll out to 1/8 to 1/4″ thickness on a floured surface. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters, lift up gently and put on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
Bake at 375° for 5 to 15 minutes (will depend on how thick you rolled out the dough).
Let cool on racks, decorate with frosting and candies as desired.