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Gingersnaps

Damsel's Gingersnaps Damsel's Gingersnaps

Adapted from a recipe by Brer Rabbit Molasses

3/4 cup vegetable shortening or lard*
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 large egg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour

* Do not use butter or margarine - you'll wind up with ginger crepes instead of cookies

Combine ingredients in order given.

Roll dough into balls the size of a walnut. Dip one side in sugar. Place dough balls, sugar side up, on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes at 375°F.

Mom and I used to bake these cookies at my parents' lake cabin on chilly days, to heat up the cabin. Well, that's the excuse we used.

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