Soft Lemon-Ginger Cookies

Fresh Ground Ginger If you are in the mood for a light lemon and ginger summer treat – go make these cookies!  😉

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tablespoons Sour Cream
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon extract
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon ground Ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

 Directions: In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg, sour cream and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, ginger, and salt; gradually beat into the creamed mixture.  Put on cookie sheet 2 in. apart.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minuets or until lightly golden brown. Remove from pan immediately and put on racks to cool.  Yield:  2 Dozen

Happy Baking & Bon Appètit!

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Soft Ginger Snaps

Around holidays and on lazy summer afternoons, these soft ginger snaps make their presence known to all…..their slightly spicy yet sweet ginger fragrance begs all to gather near ’til not even a crumb is left of these delightful golden cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp. Ginger
  • 1 tsp. Cloves
  • 1 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

Directions:  Cream butter, Crisco and sugar.  Add eggs – beating well after each is added.  Stir in molasses and then mix in dry ingrediants.  Shape into balls, then gently roll in sugar before placing on cookie sheet and placing into oven.   Bake @ 350 degrees for 5-10 minuets. (the times vary so watch to see what yours need the first time through)

Happy Baking and Bon Appétit!