Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holiday cheer from the kitchen of Victoria Pitts Caine

My family won't let the holiday season go by without their favorites. This month I'll be sharing them with you.

Giant Gingersnaps.

2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp baking soda
¾ cup soft vegetable shorting
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
¼ cup light molasses.

Heat oven to 350

Sift flour with salt, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and baking soda.

In large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, cream shortening until light and fluffy, gradually adding sugar. Blend in egg and molasses. Stir in flour mixture until well blended.

Shape dough into 1 ½ inch balls, roll in granulated sugar. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with fingers; sprinkle more sugar on top.
Bake 8 – 10 minutes.

Cool and store in tightly covered container. Makes 18


Kara Lynn Russell said...

So many great recipes and ideas on the blog this month. I'm getting in the mood for Christmas!

Nicola said...

Mmm! Victoria. They sound delicious. I love ginger snaps.

Sharon Donovan said...

Victoria, what would Christmas be without gingersnaps? They make the house smell wonderful! Merry Christmas.

Karen Cogan said...

I almost feel like baking!
Karen Cogan