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Frances McKellar's Ginger Snaps Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Diddy (Mealing) Thompson
Added: Thursday, January 20, 2005

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
cup Crisco (stick kind is fine)
cup molasses
4 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups flour

Directions:
Directions:
Mix Crisco, sugar and molasses. Add egg and water; then add sifted dry ingredients. Frances creamed mixture with her hands. Form in marble size balls, roll in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 12 to 18 minutes. Watch closely. They will fall and crinkle. If they don't, just strike bottom of cookie sheet on counter after taking form the oven. Remove to rack to cool. This makes a crisp cookie.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Frances was one of Bob (Robert Butler) Mealing's daughters. She lived across from us on Martintown Road until she moved to Winston-Salem in her latter years to be closer to her daughter, Ellen Corbett, and her family.

Our cousin Frances, was well-known for many wonderful dishes, and especially for these cookies. Bake a batch and your whole house will smell like Christmas - any season of the year.

 

 

 

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