Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ginger Cream Cookies

The fun friday theme this week is Around the World - Asia. I had a really hard time coming up with something to bake. I thought about doing something savory but I was really in the mood to bake. So I flipped through my trusty Betty Crocker: Baking for Today cookbook and came up with something I think fits the theme. Sure it isn't authentic Asian, but there is ginger in it. ;)

Ginger Creams
(Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker: Baking for Today)

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter softened
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp groung ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Vanilla Butter Frosting (recipe below)

In a large bowl cream sugar, butter, eggs, molasses and water. Stir in the remaining ingredients (except frosting). Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hr

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8 minutes and then cool on wire rack. When completly cool frost.

Vanilla Butter Frosting
1/4 cup butter softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
About 1 tablespoon milk

In a medium bowl, mix butter and powdered sugar. Beat in vanilla and milk until smooth and spreadable.


  1. They look great. I want some cookies now. :)

  2. Mmmm, those look delicious. Let me know how you end up liking them!

  3. They certainly look and sound fantastic!

  4. Yum! I love all things ginger!

  5. Those look very good, sound very different, but they look AMAZING!

  6. Tag!

  7. These cookies are fabulous!
    How do you change the recipe for 7000 ft?


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