Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gramma's Ginger Sparklers

These are my favourite Gramma cookies by far!  I am always incredibly excited when my Gramma makes them for me on my birthday, and they usually don't last very long!  My Gramma always has cookies in her kitchen, and a supply handy in her freezer.  I have fond memories of sneaking into the freezer and snagging a few for myself (probably spoiling my dinner in the process).  Now, I like them frozen just as much as fresh, just because of the fond memories :) They are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! 

- 3/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 2 tsp baking powder
- granulated sugar to roll dough in


Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add molasses and eggs and mix until well combined.

In a medium bowl, combine the rest of your dry ingredients (flour, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and baking powder) and add to wet mixture.

Your dough should look something like this:

Measure 1 tbsp dough, roll into a ball, then roll in sugar.  Place sugared cookies on tray (12 per tray works great).

Bake at 375 for 13 minutes.

(My Gramma's original recipe is to bake 8-10 minutes but in my oven it took around 13 minutes, just keep a close eye on the cookies for your first batch and adjust the time accordingly for your oven).

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.


- Nutritional Info (per cookie) -
Calories - 64  Fat - 3     Carbs - 9     Protein - 1    Fibre - 6


  1. I tried this today. I only used 2/3 c brown sugar and baked for 10 minutes. And I only pressed some sugar on top. Yield was 2 1/2 dozen. My twins finished quite a bit of this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jax, your comments brought a smile to my face. You must have gotten your habit of sneaking cookies came from your Dad. Actually all us kids probably snuck them as well, probably even Grampa! I love you tons and am very proud of the accomplished young lady you have become.

    ~Love & Hugs, Aunty Cathy D~

  3. These are absolutely delicious. I baked them one batch at a time for 11 minutes. They were a huge hit.


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