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GIANT GINGER COOKIES Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Rene Fite
Added: Friday, February 4, 2011

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 1/2 c. flour
4 t. ginger
2 t. baking soda
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1 t. cloves
1/4 t. salt
1 1/2 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. molasses
3/4 c. sugar, coarse

Directions:
Directions:
In a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside. In a lg. mixing bowl beat shortening until softened. Gradually add the 2 c. 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 c. ice cream scoop, shape dough into 2" balls. Roll in the coarse sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 1/2" apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are light brown and puffed. Do not over bake or cookies will not be chewy.) Let stand for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Cool. Makes 25 four inch cookies.

 

 

 

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