Ginger Jams

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp light molasses
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry spreadable fruit or orange marmalade image placeholder

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Stir together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and pepper in a medium bowl.

Place butter, sugar and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and molasses; beat until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture; beat until well mixed.

Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

Place 1/2 teaspoonful of jam in the center of the flat side of one cookie; top with a second cookie, flat side down. Press together lightly. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

Source: Land O Lakes Holiday Cookies, 2000
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member