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Crackle Top Ginger Cookies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs), sieved
  Firmly packed brown sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Egg 1 , well beaten
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Ginger powder 2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon extract 1 Teaspoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon (for greasing)
  Caster sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (as required)
  Flour 2 Tablespoon (for dusting and rolling)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Pre heat an oven at 175 C (350 F).
2. Grease a baking tray with butter and keep aside.

MAKING
3. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, ginger powder, soda and salt. Sieve together. Keep aside.
4. In another bowl, place shortening and cream well.
5. Add brown sugar and cream till well mixed.
6. Add molasses and eggs and beat till mixture is fluffy and light.
7. Add sieved ingredients, vanilla extract and lemon extract and mix into soft and non sticky dough. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
8. On a dusted work surface, place dough and shape into 1 ½ inch diameter balls.
9. Place on greased baking tray and bake in pre heated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or till done.
10. Once baked, remove from oven and sprinkle sugar on each. Keep aside to cool. Makes 30 large cookies.

SERVING
11. Place on a serving tray and serve immediately or store in cookie jars.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Ginger
Interest: 
Kids, Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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