Cookie – Medium – Ginger Krinkle Crisps

Ginger Krinkle Crisps

¾ cup shortening
1 ½ cup sugar
¼ cup light molasses
2 cups sifted flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoon ginger
3 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cloves (ground)
1 egg

Cream shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy
Blend in molasses
Sift together flour, salt, soda & spices (1 tsp of cinnamon)
Add to creamed mixture and mix well
Chill dough hour or longer
Mix remaining ½ cup sugar and 2 tsp of cinnamon
Form dough into balls and roll in the sugar mixture
Place 3 inches apart on foiled cookie sheet, gently press cookie to flatten slightly
Bake at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes or until top is cracked and slightly brown
Makes 3 ½ – 4 dozen cookies

Maybe doubled with out changes.

Warning! I made these by myself as a kid. I forgot to split the cinnamon out for the rolling mixture and ended up having to triple the recipe. I had a whole lotta cookies to share which was good because I love them.