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Homemade Slice and Bake Gingersnap Cookies

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Vegetable shortening
  • 3 c Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 c Molasses
  • 6 c Unbleached flour
  • 2 tb Baking soda
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 tb Ground ginger
  • 1 tb Ground cinnamon


Cut four 14" x 12" pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Set aside.

In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and molasses; set
aside. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.
Stir flour mixture into egg and butter mixture; blend well.

Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into an 8" - 10" roll.
Wrap rolls in waxed paper. Place the rolls in a rectangular freezer
container with a tight fitting lid, or into a large freezer zip-lock bag,
or wrap well in a piece of heavy duty

To prepare cookies: Slightly thaw one roll of gingersnap cookie dough.
Place some granulated sugar in a bowl. Preheat oven to 350ø. Cut the
dough into 1 1/3" thick slices; cuteach slice into a ball and roll the
balls in granulated sugar. Arrange ball

Makes 4 rolls of cookie dough, or enough for up to 12 dozen cookies.

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