Sunday, December 14, 2008

Chewy Ginger Snaps

These cookies just smell like Christmas to me! :)

2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg

Mix together first six ingredients. Cream sugar, shortening, molasses and egg. Add dry ingredients -- beat well. Form 1 inch balls, roll in granulated sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. (The cookies are going to look really puffy - but they will flatten a bit after you take them out of the oven. I let mine sit on the pan for another 5 minutes or so.)

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