New England Gingersnaps

Shaped 
Christmas Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Additional sugar

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses, and beat well.

Sift together flour, soda, and spices. Add to creamed mixture, beating until smooth. Chill 2 hours.

Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls, and roll in additional sugar to coat well. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 11 to 12 minutes. (Cookies will puff up and then flatten.) Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: about 6 dozen.





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