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Sunday, May 16, 2010

dessert #7

Old-Fashioned Ginger Cookies

2 cups shortening
3 cups sorghum molasses(could be just molasses)
1 cup sugar
8 to 10 cups flour(try 8 cups add more if necessary. Some cooks eyeball ingredients)
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons soda
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cupps buttermilk

Heat molasses and sugar together.
When sugar is dissolved, add shortening and stir until it is melted.
Remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm.
Mix flour, salt, soda, and spices together.
Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk.
Stir until a medium soft ball is formed.
Work dough with hands for 5 minutes.
Let chill in refrigerator for several hours.
Turn dough onto slightly floured surface and roll 1/4 inch thick.
Cut with round cookie cutter.
Glaze with a beaten egg.
Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet.
This is a soft chewie cookie.

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