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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ginger Molasses Cookies

As you gear up for the holidays, The Greenbrier is pleased to share a number of our favorite recipes with you. This one is for scrumptious Ginger Molasses Cookies, sure to become your family's new favorite!

3 tablespoons shortening
6 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons molasses
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon boiling water
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon all-spice
granulated sugar, as needed

1. Cream sugar and shortening together. Scrape bowl. Add molasses and egg to the sugar/shortening mixture.
2. Mix baking soda to boiling water. Add baking soda mixture to creamed mixture.
3. Sift all dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture. Scraping bowl.
4. Scoop with a #100 scoop (about 1 teaspoon) and roll the dough in granulated sugar. Place onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Press each scoop down. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes.

Note: If dough is too sticky, place in freezer for a few minutes.
Yields 3 dozen

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