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Ginger Snaps

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Ingredients
  Soft shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Soda 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Cream shortening, 1 cup sugar, egg, and molasses.
Combine flour, soda.
Salt, and the next four spices: add to creamed mixture.
Chill dough thoroughly.
Roll into balls the size of small walnuts.
Dip tops In mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
Place, sugar-coated side up, about 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
Sprinkle each cookie with two or three drops of water to produce a crackled surface.
Do not flatten cookies.
Bake at 375° for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are just set.
But not hard.
Although cookies will puff up In baking, they flatten when removed from the oven.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Cardamom

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