Ginger Cookies

This recipe makes about 6 dozen spicy cookies

Ginger Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups shortening
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 2 eggs, beaten
  4. 1/4 cup molasses
  5. 4 cups flour
  6. 4 tsp. baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  8. 4 tsp. ground ginger
  9. 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  10. 2 tsp. ground cloves
  11. 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper (optional)
  12. sugar
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar together.
  2. Beat eggs and molasses together and blend with creamed sugar mixture.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and white pepper.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and blend well. Chill for 1 hour.
  5. Shape dough into 1″ balls and roll in sugar.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place balls on cookie sheets 2″ apart and bake for 8-9 minutes.
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Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup butter softened
  2. 1/3 cup icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  3. 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  4. 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  5. 1 1/4 cups floour
  6. 1/2 cup cornstarch
Frosting
  1. 3/4 cup icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  2. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  3. 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  4. 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and icing sugar. Mix in lemon zest and juice. Add flour and cornstarch and mix thoroughly. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 1″ roll. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until ready to bake. Preheat oven to 350 F. Using sharp knife, cut into 1/4″ slices. Place each slice 2″ apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until set. These cookies do not brown. Cool completely.
  2. Frosting: In a small bowl,combine icing sugar, butter, lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cookies then hide them before the children discover your new best recipe!
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Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and icing sugar. Mix in lemon zest and juice. Add flour and cornstarch and mix thoroughly. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 1″ roll. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until ready to bake. Preheat oven to 350 F. Using sharp knife, cut into 1/4″ slices. Place each slice 2″ apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until set. These cookies do not brown. Cool completely.
  2. Frosting: In a small bowl,combine icing sugar, butter, lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cookies then hide them before the children discover your new best recipe!
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