I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Soft Ginger Snaps

I already posted a crispy version of this cookie, but I know some like a soft chewy cookie. This cookie is equally as good, but just a different texture.

(3 dozen)

*2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
*2 teaspoons ground ginger
*1 teaspoon ground cloves
*1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*3/4 cup shortening
*1 cup white sugar
*1 egg
*1/4 cup dark molasses
*1/3 cup cinnamon sugar

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Sift flour, ginger, cloves, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt in to a large bowl.
~Sift ingredients one more time.
~In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening until creamy.
~Slowly beat in the white sugar.
~Beat in egg & molasses.
~Mix in 1/2 of the dry ingredients.
~Mix in rest of dry ingredients until soft dough forms.
~Roll dough into 1-inch balls.
~Roll each ball into cinnamon sugar.
~Place on cookie sheet.
~Bake for 10 minutes, or until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked.
~Remove from oven and cool on cooling racks.

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