Food, the perfect gift, every time.

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I recently needed a thank you gift. After thinking about a few ideas, I settled on cookies. Who doesn’t love cookies, especially ones you don’t have to bake. As everyone knows from past experience, when gifting cookies the usual fair (if not something from a mix or box) is usually some very flat and very sad chocolate chips cookies that are usually light on the chocolate chips and lacking in nuts. Some people prefer no nuts and as our sister/ cousin Marci was quoted to say,”my dad raised me with no nuts.” So after considering the options and some peoples’ reprehensible feelings on the subject of nuts, gingersnaps it was. After researching a few recipes and settling on one from my grandma, I got to work.

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These cookies came together quickly…so easy! Chocolate is always my go to dessert, but I’m never disappointed when I go with something like these cookies or a lemon something. Maybe I should go for non chocolate desserts more often.

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I love the way these look, not to mention they have a great texture. This is a great cookie, and extremely easy. Start baking.

Serves: 3 dozen
  • ¾ C shortening
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • ¼ C Molasses
  • 1 Egg
  • 2¼ C flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  1. Cream shortening, brown sugar, molasses, and egg.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
  3. Mix shortening mixture with dry ingredients.
  4. Form dough into small balls, roll in granulated sugar, place two inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes at 375.

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