If food can be compared to a time machine, these cookies are my Delorian. One bite of these brings me back to being 8 years old and cleaning out the cookie jar as quick as my mom could fill it. They were far and away my favourite cookie that my mom made for us.
I'll make a batch of these and freeze half of them. More than any other cookie I've made, these freeze really well and taste great cold.
What kind of food brings you back in time? Leave a comment and tell me. I'd love to hear your stories.
GINGER SNAP COOKIES
1 1/2 Cups Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Molasses
4 Cups Flour
2 tsp baking Soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Cloves
2 tsp Ginger (powdered)
Cream together shortening and sugar. Mix in eggs one at a time. Add all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to mixture in 2 or 3 batches.
Then Roll into balls about the size of a golf ball
Toss each ball in a bowl of sugar until it is evenly coated