Ginger and Molasses Cookies

From: (Mostly Harmless)

Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1993 01:26:19 GMT

3/4 cup soft shortening
1   cup brown sugar (packed)
1   egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (if using self-rising flour, omit salt
                              and reduce soda to 1 tsp.)
2   tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1   tsp ground cinnamon
1   tsp ground ginger
    granulated sugar
Mix shortening, brown sugar, egg, and molasses thoroughly.  Measure flour 
by dipping method or by sifting.  Blend all dry ingredients; stir into 
molasses mixture.  Chill.
Heat oven to 375 F.  Roll dough in 1 1/4 inch balls.  Dip tops in sugar.
Place balls, sugared side up, 3 inches apart on greased baking sheet.  Sprinkle
Each with 2 or 3 drops of water.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or just until set but
not hard.     Makes 4 dozen.


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