Ginger Cookies

Christmas Cookies

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Additional sugar

Cream shortening; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat well.

Combine flour, soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls, and roll in additional sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes; remove to wire racks, using a spatula, and cool completely.

Yield: 7 dozen.


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