Gingersnap Gems

about 45 cookies Bake: 8 minutes per pan
Prep: 20 minutes


* 2  cups  all-purpose flour
* 1  teaspoon  baking powder
* 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
* 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
* 1/2  teaspoon  ground cloves
* 1/2  teaspoon  ground ginger
* 1/4  teaspoon  salt
* 1  cup  sugar
* 3/4  cup  shortening
* 1/4  cup  molasses
* 1    egg
*     Sugar


1. In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the 1 cup sugar and shortening with an electric mixer until well combined. Beat in molasses; beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture and beat until combined.

3. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sugar and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops are crackled. Cool on a cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 45 cookies.
Gingersnap Gems

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