Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ginger (Molasses) Cookies

I got this recipe from Mrs. Bauder.

Cream 3/4 c. shortening or margarine (use oil for harder cookies) with 1 c. sugar.  Add 1 egg and 1/4 c. molasses.  Add 2 c. flour, 1 T ground ginger, 2t baking soda, 1t cinnamon and 1/2t salt.  Chill until firm.  Roll into balls and roll balls in sugar.  Slightly press down on to baking stone.  Bake 13 minutes at 350*.  Cookies will be slightly underdone.  Allow to cool on pan for chewy cookies.

P.S. I stopped using shortening a while ago and haven't tried this recipe with butter. I don't imagine it would cause too many problems if you use butter.

Updated: I used butter last night and they were better than ever!  I won't ever go back to the other options.

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