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Ginger Cookies

This recipe makes about 6 dozen spicy cookies

  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
  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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