Friday, October 25, 2013

Dema's Ginger Cookies

Yes, we're finally cruising so the cooking hiatus is over. Were in a big push to get south before the cold weather gets unbearable, but I'm finding time to do a little cooking here and there on the way. As promised on our site The Retirement Project, here are the famous ginger cookies which make such good cruising companions, especially when the weather is rough.

3/4 C butter
1/2 C brown sugar, packed
1/2 C white sugar
4 tsp molasses
1 egg
2 C sifted all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 very rounded tsp cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp ginger rounded
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 C. cinnamon sugar

 Mix softened butter, sugars, molasses and egg together well till creamy and light. Add dry ingredients and mix well. If the dough is too dry, add a tablespoon or two of water, one at a time.

Roll into balls and dip the top into cinnamon sugar. Place sugar side up on cookie sheet and bake 375° for 11-12 minutes.
Cookies will flatten and start to crackle on top. Cool and store in airtight bag.

Tip: If you are making these on a boat and you only have cold or frozen butter, you can grate the butter into your bowl and it will mix in easily.

Tip: If you hate sifting flour you can use unsifted, but reduce the amount by 2 Tbl. 


  1. You're going to have awesome cookie muscles if you keep making all these cookies with creamed butter by stirring by hand. :) I think I'll go make a batch of ginger cookies also, you know, in the name of solidarity.

  2. Yes, it's true that my arms are sore after cookies. Since I discovered I can grate stick butter into my bowl first, it makes it a lot easier. If you grate it and then let it sit for a bit so it warms up, then it goes even better. One of these days we'll actually get our inverter installed and I'll be able to use my electric mixer, but in the mean time we at least still have cookies and I have great biceps!