Swedish Ginger Cookies

October 25, 2010

Save your bacon grease….

Oh, yes, I did… Spice Cookies made with bacon grease.  Spicy, smoky, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside.  A real treat.

Props to Martha Stewart for this recipe:

Swedish Ginger Cookies

1/2 cup melted and strained bacon fat
1 cup sugar (gran.) plus more for rolling
4 Tbs. dark molasses
1 large egg
2 cups plain flour
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsps. baking soda
1 tsp. groung ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon (try the Saigon)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl of electric mixer, cream together bacon fat and sugar. Beat in molasses and egg. Add remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly.
Shape dough into walnut-size balls, roll in sugar, and flatten with fingers on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until coookies are golden brown and cracked on top. Let cool on wire racks. Store in airtight container.


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