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Christmas Recipes – Old-Fashioned Ginger Snaps December 9, 2006

Old-Fashioned Ginger Snaps

Old-fashioned ginger snap cookies, made with molasses, butter or margarine,  brown sugar, and spices.
INGREDIENTS:
2 3/4 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup light molasses

PREPARATION:
Combine flour, soda, and spices in a bowl and set aside. Cream sugar and margarine.

Beat in egg and molasses until light and fluffy.

Stir in flour mixture just until blended.

Chill for 2 hours or more.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls, roll in granulated sugar, and place on lightly greased baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

Bake about 8 to 10 minutes, until set.
Makes 8 dozen cookies.

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