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Friday we stayed home and one of the fun things we did was….make cookies!  My Sammy was SO excited he could barely stop jumping long enough to be my helper! 

Gingersnaps cooling
Gingersnaps cooling

We made Gingersnaps – one of my alltime favorite and really great anytime, but especially around the holidays!  My Mom and I use to bake these when I was younger.

1 c white sugar, 3/4 c. shortening or margarine (softened), 1/4 c. molasses, 1 egg, 2 c. flour, 2 t. baking soda, 1/2 t. salt, 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. ginger, 1/4 t. cloves

In large bowl combine first 4 ingredients, blend well.  Stir in remaining ingredients, blend well.  Chill dough for easier handling (for quick chill, I stuck mine in the freezer!).  Lightly grease (not oil) cookie sheets.  Heat oven to 375.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll balls in sugar and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set.  Cool 1-2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.

My Sawyer W. said “Yum! Yum!”  We enjoyed these while watching a Christmas movie!  What a great time!

Gingersnaps waiting to be gobbled up by two precious boys!
Gingersnaps waiting to be gobbled up by two precious boys!
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