scrappy jessi's cookie swap

Swedish Ginger Cookies!

1 cup butter

1 and 1/2 cups sugar

1 egg

1 and 1/2 tablespoons grated orange peel

2 tablespoons dark corn syrup

1 tablespoon water

3 and 1/4 cups sifted enriched flour

2 teaspoons soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

1/2 teaspoon cloves

dash of ground white pepper

blanched almonds

Thoroughly cream butter and sugar. Add egg; beat until light and fluffy. Add orange peel, corn syrup, and water. Mix well.

Sift dry ingredients. stir into creamed mixture. Wrap and chill dough thoroughly. On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/8" thick. Sprinkle dough with sugar or sanding sugar, pressing in lightly with a rolling pin. Cut in desired shapes. Place one inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Top each cookie with blanched almond half.

Bake at 375 degrees about 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 8 dozen.

Tip: let the cookies cool on the rack and leave them out overnight before placing them in a jar or tin - they will be incredibly crispy.

This recipe originally from Better Homes and Gardens Dessert Cookbook, Meredith Press, 1960. You cannot imagine how many times I have made these cookies. It wouldn't be Christmas without them.

For more delicious cookie recipies, visit Jessi's blog today.


Ian said...


karen said...

yum is actually from me

Yummers! said...

I remember the cover of that cookbook... my mom had one.

The cookies sound yummy. I will have to try them soon.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh crud, the cookie swap means I have to make them. I like to swap real cookies that I DON'T have to make, (usually get my mom to make them, or pink girl) lol!

Mrs. G. said...

These look wonderful.

Katie said...

This is a must try recipe...thanks for sharing :)

The bracelet party looked utterly charming!

alittlebitofscrap said...

The cookies look delish! wish I could eat one.

Helena said...

Ooohhh, you make me homesick!!! I'm going home for Christmas on the 17th and I'm going to eat thousands. Like you say, it's not Christmas without them.

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,
these look fab
have fun


tamy@simplymein said...

who doesnt love gingerbread at christmas!!
happy holidays..

sassy studio said...

These cookies are sooo yummy! I want to bake some up right now! I ate a batch that Saucy made for Michelle just a few days ago!
Great share Saucy!

Heidi - what's in a name? said...

yummy! I love ginger!
:) Heidi

Valerie said...

Mmmm a delicious crisp spice cookie - these would be so incredible to dunk in some hot coffee!

Helena said...

Saucy, I forgot to tell you earlier that in Sweden it's quite common to eat ginger biscuits with blue cheese. I know it sounds weird but it tastes remarkably good.

Rebecca said...

You're VERY inspiring for the holidays...especially in relation to homemade gifts this season for ME persoanlly to friends and fam. Thanks for all the great ideas and bringing a freshness to it all.

Keep it up! :D

And thankyou,

Linda Crispell said...

I love the addition of orange peel. Sorry it's so cold in Chicago.

Birds of a Feather said...

yum! i have that cookbook too! only mine is very shabby - lol! we'll definitely be making these.

thanks for sharing! may your holidasy be merry & bright!
xo heidi

Monica said...

I am not a huge fan of anything ginger but hubby would love these I think , thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Janeen said...

Wow, I'm putting a pot of tea on the stove and pulling up a chair! Yummy!

Yin said...

Mmm Mr. Blog loves spice; these are going to be right up his alley! I'll have to bake him a batch to slip in with my Christmas wish list (just to butter him up a little =P)!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

these look so yummy!!!!!! cant wait to try them! hugs


Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

I love ginger flavor cookie~ :) Heidi

Debbie said...

I love these! Thanks for the recipe :)

Debbie said...

I love these! Thanks for the recipe :)

Folksie Linda said...

Yummy Ginger cookies my favorite.. i also love gingerbread cookies and gingerbread cake! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. and looking forward to making these for the holiday baking! Merry Cookie Christmas!

michelleb. said...

Although I love to read the recipes, this will be another cookie I do not bake.

It's one of those things I wish I could enjoy, but don't.

blaze said...

look delicious.:)

Christine said...

Mmmm! Those look like cookies my grandma buys from Costco..only better and homemade no less!

Christine Bruce