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Staff Favorites: Best Holiday Cookie Recipes

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Gingersnaps


Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl.
  • Beat the shortening until creamy. Gradually beat in the sugar. Beat in the egg and dark molasses.
  • Pour 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; blend thoroughly. Pour in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms.
  • With a teaspoon, scoop out small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch balls between your hands.
  • Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake about 10 minutes, until the tops are slightly cracked.
  • Cool cookies on a wire rack.

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