Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Molasses Gingersnaps

 A perfect Winter treat to share with your neighbor or a friend! 
Just stack six up in a cellophane bag, tie with a pretty ribbon and deliver with a smile!
Molasses Gingersnaps

¾ cup shortening or margarine (not butter)

1 cup sugar

¼ cup molasses

1 egg

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. ginger

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. cloves

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and molasses. Combine dry ingredients. Slowly add dry mixture to wet. Chill dough for about one hour. When dough is firm, form into balls. Roll in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or 350 degrees for 10 minutes.