Sunday, November 21, 2010
I've been in a bakey mood lately, so I ended up making a bunch of these to share with friends (they have to be given away quickly). My mom gave me the recipe a couple of years ago, and she probably got it from my grandma or someone. I don't know where it's originally from.
3/4 c soft shortening
1/2 c golden brown sugar, firmly packed (I was out of brown sugar this time and used this substitution, which actually simplifies the recipe and I tasted no difference)
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c molasses
2 1/4 c sifted flour
1/2 t salt
2 1/2 t baking soda
1 t ginger
Preaheat oven to 350. Combine shortening, sugar(s) and egg in mixing bowl; beat until fluffy. Add molasses and beat well. Add dry ingredients; mix well. Chill dough thoroughly (not required); shape into 1" balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place 2" apart on greased baking sheets. (Optional: you can take a fork and make a stripey or crosshatch print in these to flatten them a bit.) Bake 12 to 15 minutes (I personally prefer to bake them for about 11 minutes and then let them sit out so they remain softer). Makes 4 dozen.
(I couldn't decide on a photo again.)