Ginger Cookies


My very favorite holiday recipe. I’ve made these for years and I never get tired of them.

Ginger Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tbsp. sugar

Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add the 1 cup sugar, beating on low speed until fluffy. Add the egg and molasses; beat well. Using a wooden spoon, stir flour mixture into egg mixture.

Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Roll balls in the 2 Tbsp sugar. Place about 2 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes.

Makes 24.

Sweet Potato Casserol

I forgot to put the marshmallows on top! I honestly can’t believe I forgot them, but it still tasted good.

My poor mother-in-law, every time we go over to her house and she fixes sweet potatoes my husband remarks that hers aren’t nearly as good as mine. It is nice that I make him something that he considers better than his Mom’s cooking 🙂

Also, I doubled this recipe for my Easter dinner.

Sweet Potato Casserole
Oven temp:350   Cook time:45min

1              C sugar

2              eggs

1              stick butter (softened)

1              tsp vanilla

1              can sweet potatoes, drained


1/3         C melted butter

1/3         C flour

1              C brown sugar

1              Tbsp cinnamon

  1. Whip ingredients until fluffy.
  2. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over top
  3. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes