Cheery Ginger Sparklers

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This recipe can be easily doubled with the same results. During the Christmas season I like to roll the cookie dough in red and green sugar.


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½ cup shortening
½ cup white sugar
1 egg
½ cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves


In small mixing bowl mix spices and b. powder with flour. In large mixing bowl, cream shortening. Gradually add sugar, egg and molasses. Beat well. Slowly add dry ingredients a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Roll dough into small balls. Roll balls in white sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and press lightly with a fork.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake for 15-18 minutes.


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