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Mother's Ginger Bread Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Mother's Ginger Bread Cookies, by , is from The McCormick Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nancy Watson
Added: Thursday, April 24, 2008


1 1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 C molasses
1 1/2 C shortening
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
3 tsp baking soda
1/2 C water
5-7 C of flour
sugar for sprinkling

First, dissolve the soda in the water. Mix all ingredients and add four until you can handle the dough enough to roll. Divide dough into quarters and start with 1/4. Refrigerate the rest until you are ready to use. Roll out dough and sprinkle with sugar. Use cutters to cut out shapes. Bake at 350 for 10 min.




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