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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chewy Gingersnaps

These are the perfect Christmas cookies and are amazingly simple.  We bake at least 4 batches every Christmas to give as gifts, freeze for a special occasion, or just to enjoy with a glass of cold milk.  However you enjoy these, you will find them become a favorite in your holiday baking. Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening (or a little less)
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup (real) molasses 

Directions

Cream shortening, sugar together then egg. 
Add molasses, stir. 
Sift in dry ingredients (Double spices if you like). 
Mix until well blended. 
Roll into ball and roll in sugar until ball is completely coated in sugar. 
Bake in 350 F oven for 12-14 minutes. 
Cookies should not flatten in the oven, so flatten with a spatula until they are relatively flat and cracks appear. 
(Bake for 14-16 minutes if you like crunchy gingersnaps)



Happy Munching!

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