Cookies, Ginger Snaps, Old Fashioned

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Ethnicity
American  
Base Type
Other  
Course
Dessert  
Preparation Time
30-60 Minutes  
Difficulty
Intermediate  
Serving Size
Refresh / Double it
Comments
Makes 10 dozen cookies  
Source
 
Source Description
20  
Last Modified
2011-02-26  
User
Joyce McGuire



Ingredients
                
3/4 c
sugar

1/4 c
molasses

1/4 c
shortening

1 T
softened butter

1 ea
egg

1/2 t
vanilla extract

2 t
baking soda

2 t
ground ginger

1 t
salt

1 t
ground cinnamon

1/2 t
ground cloves

1/4 c
water


Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the sugars, molasses, shortening, butter, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
In another large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.
Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and beat while adding the water.
Continue to mix until ingredients are incorporated.
Measure a heaping tsp of dough at time.
Roll the dough into a sphere between the palms of your hands then press the dough onto the
cookie sheet.
Flatten to about inch thick.
Bake cookies for 10-14 minutes or until edges begin to brown and cookies are crispy when cool.