Don’t you just love the flavors of autumn?
Apples, pumpkin, molasses and warm spices like cinnamon, cloves and ginger take center stage as the weather turns cooler.
It is the perfect time to bake with some friends and nibble cookies and milk by the garden enjoying what is left of the summer flowers.
Keri and Anni came by to bake an old-time favorite cookie of ours…
I shared this recipe before but think it is worth repeating if you are in the mood for a crunchy, chewy, flavorful taste of fall that is so good with COLD milk!
It is an old grandmother recipe, and as is usually the case, it didn’t come with a lots of directions. Grandmother probably creamed the shortening and other ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon. We used the mixer but I am sure you don’t need one.
PRINT RECIPE2 cups flour
3 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
1 egg, slightly beaten
¾ cup shortening
¼ cup light molasses
Combine 1 cup sugar with shortening. Add molasses and egg. Combine with dry ingredients. Roll into 1” balls and dip in the remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350.