"As viscous as motor oil swirled in a swamp, redolent of burnt bell peppers nested in by incontinent mice and a finish reminiscent of the dregs of a stale can of Coca-Cola that someone has been using as an ashtray. Not a bad drink, though."--Excerpt from "The Moose Turd Wine Tasting" by T. A. Nonymous
3/4 cup Crisco Shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 cups plain flour 1/4 cup cocoa 1 1/2 tsp. soda 2 1/2 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. salt
Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add egg. Beat well. Stir in molasses. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture. Stir well. Shape in 1" balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2" apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350º 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.
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