Sunday, July 19, 2009

Patchwork-Grandma Cookes or Gingersnaps (Pat)

Patchwork- Grandma Cookies

3/4 cup shortening (use Imperial Margarine sticks instead)

1 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses (may add slightly more)

2 1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon (may add more)

1 teaspoon ginger (may add more)

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

granulated sugar

Mix thoroughly shortening, brown sugar, egg and molasses. Blend in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. cover; chill 1 hour. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Dip tops in granulated sugar. Place balls sugared side up 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or just until set. Immediately remove from baking sheet. 4 dozen cookies.

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