Oh man, just the smell of these baking...  These are the melt in your mouth goodness, Grandma always served in the fall, at Thanksgiving, or maybe even Christmas.  If you love spice in the fall, you won't want to by-pass this recipe.  I use butter flavored Crisco when I make these - if you wish to use butter, they will just be a little more crunchy.  When mixing the dry ingredients, I simply use a whisk to stir them together - no sifting necessary. :)


Gingersnap Cookies

2 Cups Flour
1 Tbsp Ground Ginger
2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Dark Molasses
1/3 Cup Cinnamon Sugar

In medium bowl; sift together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt - set aside.  In separate mixing bowl, beat shortening until fluffy then slowly add sugar.  Add egg and molasses until well combined.  Lastly, add flour mixture a little at a time, a soft ball of dough will form.  Scoop/make 1" balls of dough and roll and in cinnamon sugar.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool on wire racks.

Yields: Approximately 3 Dozen Cookies

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