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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ginger Cookies

The aroma of ginger cookies baking is a smell that brings a smile to my face. If you close your eyes, you can almost imagine that it's Christmas and the family will be over in just a short while. But....I open my eyes and it's a work day and it's definitely NOT Christmas. Oh well....a girl can dream can't she?
A few years back a friend gave me this recipe for ginger cookies. They are really great, as they are  not too sweet and have the perfect blend of ginger/cinnamon and molasses.

*This recipe makes about 6 dozen cookies!!
1 1/2 cups Crisco Shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
6 Tbsp molasses
4 cups flour
3 tsp baking soda
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses together in mixer. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ginger and cinnamon to the mixer. Mix until thoroughly combined. Roll dough into golf ball size balls and roll each ball in granulated sugar. Place each cookie ball on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes.

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