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GINGER COOKIES Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Fran Rajotte
Added: Sunday, February 11, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cookies:

cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 whole egg
cup dark molasses
2 cup sifted flour
2 tspns. baking soda
1 tspn. cinnamon
1 tspn. ginger
1 tspn. cloves

Directions:
Directions:
Cream butter and sugar, add egg, molasses and dry ingredients, sifted together.

Form into balls the size of a small walnut. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 mins. to 1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Every year I build a gingerbread house for my grandsons, Walter and Nick. When we bake together, we create wonderful memories. Sometimes it's a train or gingerbread men. If I buy a kit, then the gingerbread is really just good for decorating but not for eating. This disappoints my son, Eric, who really loves to have a little taste around the holidays. So, here is a way to enjoy the taste of freshly made gingerbread without worrying if it's stale! And--you can still make the gingerbread kits.

 

 

 

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