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Ginger Creams Recipe

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This recipe for Ginger Creams, by , is from Four Generations of Johnson Women, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Margaret Johnson
Added: Saturday, November 24, 2007


1/4 c. soft shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1 small egg
1/2 c. molasses
1 tsp. soda dissolved in 1/2 c. hot water
2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400. Mix together shortening, sugar, egg
and molasses. Stir in soda water. Sift dry ingredients
together and add slowly to dough. Mix well. Chill dough for
better handling.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2" apart on greased
baking sheet. Bake until set, when touched with finger, no
imprint remains.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I found this recipe in Mom's collection, and
feel sure this is Gammie's writing. I don't recall Mom ever
making this recipe -- does anyone remember these cookies?




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