Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Isabelle's Cookies

I think I've mentioned before that we have a little cookbook that my mother started and my sister and I finished it after she died. It is full of family recipes and stories and jokes. I love it. I was looking for a recipe when I saw a recipe that I had never tried, Isabelle's Cookies. It included this note from my mother, "Isabelle was our neighbor when we were little kids, living on Kinderhook Street. These are delicious ginger snap type cookies." Now, I mentioned this to my father and he claims that HIS mother made Isabelle's cookies. I don't know who she is or which town she lived in...but she made some gooooood cookies.

Isabelle's Cookies
Source: Isabelle (whoever she is)
Yield: 2 dozen

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

Mix together to form a smooth dough. Form into balls. Roll in sugar.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

1 comment:

Becky Smith said...

Beautiful cookies, I have a similar one that calls for candied ginger and fresh ginger along w/powdered as in this one. Try these additions if you want a more gingery spin. Thanks for the recipe.