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Soft Ginger Cookies

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  Shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), packed
  Molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs), sifted
  Soda 3 Teaspoon
  Ginger 2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cold water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Cream shortening.
Add brown sugar and cream well.
Beat in molasses.
Sift together flour, soda, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and salt and add to creamed mixture alternately with water.
Blend well and chill several hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll dough into a square 1/8 inch thick.
Sprinkle generously with sugar and cut into 2-inch squares with a knife.
Put on ungreased cookie sheet and bake about 10 minutes or until a light touch in the centre leaves almost no mark.
Cool on racks and store in a tin box with a tight lid.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5548 Calories from Fat 1409

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 160 g245.6%

Saturated Fat 39.4 g196.9%

Trans Fat 20.2 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 5225.6 mg217.7%

Total Carbohydrates 985 g328.4%

Dietary Fiber 16.8 g67.4%

Sugars 488.5 g

Protein 58 g116.9%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 1.5%

Calcium 81.2% Iron 235.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Soft Ginger Cookies Recipe