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So, these are so good that when I bring them to parties, people say under their breath, “hmmm….are these THE cookies?” And if someone overhears me answer “yes”, the word is out and they are gone in about 10 minutes!
Don’t let the Crisco throw you for a loop, these aren’t every day cookies that you make on the weekend and then gobble up. If you made these on a regular basis, you would not be doing your waistline any favors, but they are the perfect special occasion cookie! I make them a lot when I cater because people don’t care about calories much when they are at a wedding….
That being said, I also have to apologize for the prevalence of “mixer action shots” in this recipe. I just can’t seem to help myself!
2 cups flour
1 T ginger
2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
3/4 cup shortening (regular Crisco is the best)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
then add egg
then add the flour mixture a little at a time, beating thoroughly between additions
bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes….