Secret Agent Beach Party (pharminatrix) wrote in eat_it,
Secret Agent Beach Party

Ginger snaps

3/4 c. shortening
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. molasses
2 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix together shortening, brown sugar, egg, and molasses. Then add rest of ingredients. Blend well; cover and chill for 1 hour. Roll in small balls, dip in sugar. Bake sugar side up. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

1) Use a mixer to get the shortening, brown sugar, egg, and molasses homogenized. You can do it by hand, and I have, but by the end of these cookies, you're going to have carpal tunnel. You have to blend the flour and dry goods in by hand (as in, "with a spoon") anyway, so why make it worse for yourself from the beginning?
2) These cookies are retardedly low-yield. I almost always double or triple the recipe. That's 2-3 times the carpal tunnel. But it's worth it. The upside? More cookies!
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