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Giant Ginger Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Elizabeth Morgan, Toddler Room Mom, CDL
Added: Sunday, February 3, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
41/2 cups flour
4 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 cups shortening
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
3/4 cup coarse sugar (like raw sugar)

Directions:
Directions:
In medium mixing bowl stir the flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside. In large mixing bowl beat shortening until softened. Gradually add the 2 cups of granulated sugar; beat until fluffy. Add eggs and molasses; beat well. Add half of the flour mixture; beat until combined. Stir remaining flour in with a wooden spoon. Using a 1/4 cup measure or ice cream scoop, shape dough into 2 inch balls. Roll in the coarse sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake in 350 oven for 12-14 minutes until puffed and brown. Let stand for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Cool. Makes 25 4-inch cookies. (293 calories each).

 

 

 

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