Ginger Sparkles

Shared by: Tracey

This is a family recipe from my mom's side. My grandma was making a handwritten cookbook of favourite family recipes for all her granddaughters (there are 7 of us). My grandma recently passed away, just 2 months shy of her 100th birthday. Unfortunately, she was only able to finish 2 of her recipe books, which went to my older sister and myself, as we are the oldest granddaughters. This recipe is one of my family's favourites and always makes me think of her when I'm making them.


3/4 c. butter/margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
white granulated sugar (for rolling cookies in)


1. Cream butter, sugar, egg and molasses.
2. Mix dry ingredients together, then add to creamed mixture. MIx well.
3. Shape into small balls and roll in granulated sugar.
4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen (well, in my house this makes about 2 dozen as we make the cookies bigger).


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