Ginger Cookies

Thin and Delicate

Photo by Anne D.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

5

dozen

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

5

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 1/2

    tsp. cloves

  • 3/4

    cup shortening (1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup lard)

  • 1 1/2

    tsp .soda

  • 1

    tsp. baking powder

  • 4

    tablespoons molasses

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    egg

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • 1

    tsp. ginger

Directions

Mix the first 4 ingredients well; add dry ingredients and mix well. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into a ball and flatten on a well- greased cookie sheet with the bottom of a tumbler dipped in sugar. Cookies are VERY thin. Bake at 325° F. about 12 minutes. These may be decorated as desired for Christmas cookies. Yields about 5 dozen cookies.

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