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Christmas Cookies

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Joe Froggers

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup dark molasses
1/2 cup water
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Sugar


Directions:

1. Beat 1 cup sugar, the shortening, molasses and water in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except sugar. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until
firm.

2. Heat oven to 375º. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Roll one fourth of dough at a time 1/4 inch thick on well-floured cloth-covered surface.

3. Cut into 3-inch rounds. Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.

4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

 

 


Jingle Bell Ginger Snaps

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt


Directions:

1. Melt butter, let cool. Add sugar, molasses and egg. Beat well. Mix dry ingredients and add to first mix. Beat well. Chill.

2. Form 1-inch balls and bake on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

 

 


Jumbo Molasses Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup dark molasses
1/2 cup water
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Sugar


Directions:

1. Beat 1 cup sugar and the shortening in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients except sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours until dough is firm.

3. Heat oven to 375º. Generously grease cookie sheet.

4. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on generously floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 3-inch circles. Sprinkle with sugar.

5. Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly in center.

6. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

 

 

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