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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Dessert recipe: Cookie Jar Gingersnaps

  • Cookie Jar Gingersnaps
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  • Ingredients
     
    * 3/4 cup shortening
    * 1 cup sugar
    * 1 egg
    * 1/4 cup molasses
    * 2 cups all-purpose flour
    * 2 teaspoons baking soda
    * 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * Additional sugar
     
    Directions
     
    * In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
    * Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Dip one side into sugar; place sugar side up 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned and crinkly. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-4 dozen.
     
     
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