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Soft Ginger Cream Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Soft Ginger Cream Cookies, by , is from Our Family Cookbook - 2nd Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

ViAnn Sampson
Added: Saturday, November 15, 2008


1 cup shortening
1 egg
2 tsp. ginger
1 cup molasses
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp.baking soda dissolved in 1 cup hot water

Mix in order given. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.
Frosting: Mix the following and frost while cookies are warm.
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
3 1/2 Tbsp. warm milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar




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