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Ginger Cookie

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Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 C flour
  • 4 t ground ginger
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t cloves
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 1/2 C shortening
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C molasses
  • 3/4 C coarse sugar or granulated sugar

Details

Servings 24
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 32mins

Preparation

Step 1

Stir together the flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.

Beat shortening until softened. Gradually add the 2 c sugar, beat until fluffy. Add eggs and molasses; beat well. Add half of flour mixture, beat until combined. Finish adding flour by stirring in with a wooden spoon.

Using a small scoop, shape dough into 2" balls. Roll in coarse sugar and place on UNbuttered cookie sheet about 2 1/2" apart.

Bake 350 deg for 12-14 mins. Cookies will be light brown and puffed. Overbaking will make them hard. Let cool 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack for complete cooling.

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