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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The First Cookie of the Week Blog!

I got a challenge today to start a cookie blog. Since I bake cookies every week, on Wednesdays.  This blog will be the recipes I use each week. I have a treasure trove of antique cookbooks that I am going through to experiment with the old recipes and there are some new ones. If I know where the recipe comes from I will tell you, but there are some that have just been in my recipe box forever. 
Today's cookie is a Lemon Ginger Crinkle

1 cup shortening
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
3 teaspoons lemon zest
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
granulated sugar
crystallized lemon juice (true lemon)

Preheat oven to  350
Mix shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in lemon zest
In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cream of tarter, salt and ginger) together well.
Roll into balls. I use a medium cookie scoop. Dip the tops into sugar. For a bigger lemon bite, I mix two packets of crystallized lemon juice with about 3/4 cup of sugar.
Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes. Using the medium cookie scoop it took 16 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
These cookies get even better the next day.
They also freeze and travel well.


Harshitha said...

Love the pic! Looks so yummy !!


suzy said...

Thank you Harshita! Everyone loved them.