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Recipe - Gingersnap Cookies

A Stitch in Time, Leamington

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Gingersnap Cookies

This is a recipe that I make frequently and also the most requested recipe. Just click on the picture to obtain the recipe!


¾ cup shortening    

2 ¼ cup sifted all-purpose flour   

1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 cup brown sugar    

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ cup molasses      

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cloves 1 egg 

Cream the shortening, brown sugar, molasses and egg until fluffy.  Sift together the flour,  soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and ginger; stir into molasses mixture. Form in small balls.  Roll in granulated sugar; place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake in moderate over (350 degrees) for 8-10 minutes, or just until slightly browned. Makes about 5 dozen.