Sep 3, 2009

Elyn's Ginger Cookies

Elyn's Ginger Cookies + Symphony Bars+ Mallows = Grown up S'mores

Oh mercy. Yes these are just absolutely delightful. Gooey marshmallow sandwiched between a square of chocolate...good chocolate at that...and two of my friend Elyn's fabulous ginger cookies (feel free to take off a cookie if you want to be "good").

The cookies really do make this treat. My friend Elyn has been making these forever. At my bridal shower she passed on this recipe and it has been a family favorite every since. Not only is the dough delightful to eat...if you are in to that and are not swayed by that whole salmonella thing (guilty!), but the cookies are just the right amount of soft and chewy and gingery....mouth watering as we speak.

So for Recipe Thursday I am passing this little gem on. Thank you Elyn!

Elyn's Ginger Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 1/2 t ginger
1/2 t salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Roll spoonfuls of dough into balls. Dip one side of each ball into sugar. Place dough, with sugar side up, on a greased baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cookies should be light brown and crinkly...AND MARVELOUS.

Eat these delights by themselves, with a glass of milk, or in a grown-up s'more.

(P.S. - For those that read this post before 8:30pm, September 4th, this post has been updated to make sure that it is family friendly--if you don't know what I mean by that, I am guessing Larissa will not explain it for you.)


Darcy said...

sounds delish! How do stay so skinny? you're always posting "treat" recipes!!

Corey and Jenessa said...

My glands just opened up and are producing saliva uncontrollably! I love Ginger Cookies!

mamagale said...

I'm going to make these for FHE treats--they look so yummy. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Ok, first things first...yummy, yummy, oooey, gooey delightfulness that my fat butt calls to try out! AND, the pictures are quite lovely. Secondly, I think you might have meant to say "swayed by that whole SALMONELLA thing" 'cause after I read it the fist time, I laughed out loud...hard. I'm certainly not the grammer/spelling police here and I have no room to speak, so please don't take this wrong or be embarrassed. However, I think it might be worth your time fixing this one! Thanks for brightening my spidy senses are tingling!

Amy said...

I'm hosting book club in a few weeks and I think I might just have to try out your cookie/brownie idea. So...when you coming for a visit ? :)

The Super Sanchez Family said...

i'm honored! but how did you think of the s'mores combo. will have to try. do you just micro to melt or actually toast them?


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