Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Grandma Helen's Ginger Filled Cookies



7 C. flour
1 c. Molasses
1 c. melted shortening
2 tbsp. baking soda dissolved in hot water
1 tbsp. vinegar
2 eggs
2 tbsp. ginger
1 tsp. salt


Ground raisins
Thick plum jam

Mix melted shortening, sugar, and molasses.  Add remaining ingredients.  Roll out dough and cut circles.  For the filling, mix the ground raisins and the thick plum jam together.  If the jam is too thin, add raisins and cook thicker with flour.  Put some of the filling in the middle of a circle cookie, and top with another cookie.  Seal the two cookies together.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Haylee’s Note:
This is Darin’s grandma’s recipe.  Darin’s mom makes these every year around Christmas time and they are a family FAVORITE!  They always seem to disappear quickly.  I haven’t made them myself yet, but I hope to soon!