Old-Fashioned Ginger Snaps
Old-fashioned ginger snap cookies, made with molasses, butter or margarine,
brown sugar, and spices.
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
1/4 cup light molasses
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
Makes 8 dozen cookies.