Nothing else can beat enjoying homemade cookies coming right out of the oven! As a Holiday treat, we are giving a preview to one of our favorite cookie recipes from our 25th Anniversary Kentucky Derby Museum Cookbook.
¾ cup shortening
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 egg beaten
4 tablespoons molasses
¼ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons basking soda
½ teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
2 ¼ cups flour
Mix well the shortening, brown sugar, beaten egg and molasses. Sift together the salt, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon and ginger, with the flour; Mix the flour mixture with the shortening mixture.
Chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
Preheat over to 375 degrees. This next part would be great to include your grand kids or your own little ones in your life. Let them get their hands dirty and enjoy this part! Shape the dough into walnut-sized balls. Dip into sugar and “dot” the top with cold water (to make the cookies sappy). Bake for 12-15 minutes & voilà! We recommend serving these cookies up with a cold glass of milk or warm cup of joe!
-Short on time? Speed up the chilling process and pop into the freezer for 30 minutes.
-After rolling the dough, pour a mound of sugar on a plate & use a wide-rimmed water glass for easy application of the sugar & water.
-After cookies have cooled, place them in a pretty tin & gift with our Coffee for Two Gift Set!