Tuesday, December 4, 2007


I am starting my holiday baking!
This recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. packed brown sugar
3/4 c shortening
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 c. granulated sugar

In a large mixing bowl combine about half the flour, brown sugar, shortening, molasses, egg, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to medium high speed till combined. Beat or stir in remaining flour.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in the granulated sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 F oven for 8 - 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops are cracked. Cool cookies on cookie sheet for 1 minute, Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 48 cookies.

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