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INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup shortening or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
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2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
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Sugar for rolling dough in
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DIRECTIONS
- Lightly grease cookie sheets. In large bowl combine first 4 ingredients; blend well. Stir in remaining ingredients; blend well. Chill dough for easier handling.
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll balls in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 1 to 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet. Makes about 48 cookies.


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A tad, a dash, a pinch...
Measuring spoons

When you want to reduce a recipe, a set of these measuring spoons are good to have on hand.
  • Tad = 1/4 teaspoon
  • Dash = 1/8 teaspoon
  • Pinch = 1/16 teaspoon
  • Smidgeon = 1/32 teaspoon
  • Drop = 1/64 teaspoon