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Ginger Cookies


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  • 3/4 cup bacon drippings or lard
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ginger and cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white flour


Mix all ingredients well; chill. Form into small balls and roll in granulated sugar. Flatten cookie balls with hand or the bottom of a glass. Bake at 375° for 9 to 11 minutes.

Sonja's note: This recipe originated in the 30s when butter in urban areas was not only scarce but very expensive.
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