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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.

2 comments:

Harshitha said...

Love the pic! Looks so yummy !!


Harshitha

suzy said...

Thank you Harshita! Everyone loved them.