My mom updated her facebook status last night to let others know she was baking ginger snaps. Boy, I hope she knows she's in trouble if I don't get a few of those! They are my absolute favorite. But not just any ginger snap makes my favorite list. My mom knows that, even though the word "snap" is in the name, I like mine soft and chewy. And she makes them that way!
So, just in case you were wanting a new cookie recipe to try, here is the recipe she uses. It came from the kitchen of a sweet woman I used to go to church with. I think of her when I make these cookies.
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ginger
*Cream shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg - beat well.
*Add sifted dry ingredients - mix well.
*Roll in small balls, dip in sugar, place 2 inches apart on grease cookie sheet. (I actually make them bigger so they are chewy.)
*Bake at 350° approx 8 minutes.
Hope you send a few with dad and Steve tonight, mom! :o)
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