Ginger Cookies Recipe 
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Ginger Cookies

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg
4 tablespoons molasses
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups flour

Cream sugar, shortening and egg, add molasses. Combine dry ingredients and add a bit at a time to the shortening mixture. If the dough is too soft, chill.

Roll into balls, coat in sugar and place on a baking sheet 2" apart. Do not press down, they flatten as they bake.

Bake for 10 -12 minutes at 350 deg.

Makes 3-4 dozen.

AUTHOR: Jerseygirl

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