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Ginger Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ann Swoope
Added: Thursday, January 22, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs,well beaten
4 cups baking molasses
1 pint buttermilk (with baking soda)
3 Tbsp baking soda
15 cups flour (5lbs minus 3 cups)
3 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp nutmeg
4 Tbsp ginger
1 Tsp salt
1 Tsp Cloves

Directions:
Directions:
Mix in order given, beating well. Then blend in dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately. Roll on heavily floured board or pastry cloth, being careful not to pick up much additional flour.
Bake at 400, 12-14 minutes depending on thickness.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
11 Dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Start on bottom shelf - rotate at half time top shelf. Do not grease cookie sheets. Sift flour.
Put buttermilk in a large bowl before & adding baking soda (it foams up)

 

 

 

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