Thursday, February 07, 2013

#2671 - Soft Ginger Cookies

(by Aunt Faye [Herman] Minier)

1 cup Crisco shortening
1 cup Brer Rabbit green label baking molasses
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1 cup Domino's dark brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
2 tsp. baking soda dissolved in the buttermilk
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
4 1/2 cups flour
1 beaten egg

In a mixer add Crisco and brown sugar--beat. Add 2 eggs--beat. Add cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt--beat. Add molasses and buttermilk/baking soda mixture--beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets. Use a teaspoon to dip into the beaten egg, then use the back of the spoon to flatten each cookie and coat the top of eacg cookie with beaten egg. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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