Swedish Ginger Cookies

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National Coffee Day!

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I just love a good cup of coffee! Coffee has been a big part of my family’s life for generations. I remember that no matter what time of day, the coffee pot was going. I often say that coffee runs in my veins! With the cool autumn days, I thought these Swedish Ginger cookies would be a fantastic compliment to a good cup of coffee.

Ginger Cookies with a Difference

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The warm, fragrant flavor of ginger is enhanced by the smoky flavor of bacon fat. What I love about these cookies is that they’re crispy and chewy at the same time – perfect!

Swedish Ginger Cookies


  • 1/2 cup bacon fat
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream bacon fat and sugar; beat in molasses and egg. Add remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly. Shape dough into walnut sized balls; roll in sugar and flatten, place on parchment lined baking pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned and crackled on top - cool on baking racks. Store in airtight container.
 So on this wonderfully, cool autumnal day, I am enjoying these delicious, fragrant cookies with a rich cup of coffee – won’t you join me?

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