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Monday, December 27, 2010

A Christmas Cookie Recipe!

Here's one last Christmas cookie recipe for the year! Enjoy! This one comes from allrecipes.com and belongs to both allrecipes.com and Marie Ayers, who submitted it. The recipe and photo are borrowed from that site and can be seen here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Grandmas-Gingersnap-Cookies/Details.aspx/

Here's the recipe:

Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies


-2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

-1 tbsp ground ginger

-2 tsp baking soda

-1 tsp cinnamon

-1/2 tsp salt

-3/4 cup shortening

-1 cup white sugar

-1 egg

-1/4 cup dark molasses

1/3 cup cinnamon sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F)

2. Sift the first five ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix evenly and then sift a second time.

3. In a separate bowl, beat the shortening until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar and then place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

4. Bake in a preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.

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