i love all things Christmas
and these are definately my go-to cookie to bake
the smells that will permeate your house
are enough to be your favorite too
give some to neighbors, friends and family
or bake them for your cookie exchange
...I've heard Santa loves gingerbread cookies
3/4 cup shortening *
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream shortening, egg and brown sugar.
Add the rest of ingredients.
Then add the molasses.
Roll into teaspoon size ball and roll in sugar.
Push down with fork.
Bake for 10 minutes, do not overbake.
Once out of the oven, dot with butter.
*this recipe calls for shortening, but I substitute butter
in its place. Just melt 3/4 cup butter and let cool.
Add an extra 1/4 cup of flour to cookie dough.
If dough seems too soft, just cool it in
the fridge for a bit.