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Gingersnaps 1


1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup molasses

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup butter

1 egg-beaten

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp orange peel

1/2 tsp allspice

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp cardamon

1/4 tsp cloves

2 1/2 cup flour


In a heavy pan,mix the sugar,molasses,shortening and butter and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat,cook and stir on low til boiling again.

Cook for another 2 minutes.

Cool for at least 45 minutes.

Pour into a bowl and add the eggs,spices and baking soda.

Add the flour,1/3 at a time,mixing well after each addition.

Divide the dough in half and form into balls.

Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and chill 2-24 hours.

Using one ball at a time,roll out to 1/8 inch thickenss on a lightly floured surface.

Cut shapes as desired.

Bake,on a greased cookie sheet,at 375 for 5-6 minutes.