Ginger Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 2 dozen
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1/2 Cup shortening
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup light molasses
1/2 Tablespoon vinegar
1 large beaten egg
3 Cups flour
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon ginger

Preparation / Directions:

Bring shortening, sugar, molasses, and vinegar to boiling. Cool and add egg. Add sifted dry ingredients; mix well. Chill. Roll on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shape. Bake on greased cookie sheet in moderate oven at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. You can use this recipe for gingerbread men. HOLLY WREATHS 1/2 cup butter 1/2 package cream cheese (4 ounces) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour Cream the butter and cheese; add the sugar and cream well. Then add the vanilla extract. Slowly add the sifted flour. Mix well. Fill a cookie press. Form cookies on ungreased aluminum, cookie sheets using the star plate. Hold press in semi-horizontal position and form wreath by moving press in a circular motion. Gently push ends of dough together to form wreaths. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.


Nutritional Information:

3101 Calories (kcal); 106g Total Fat; (30% calories from fat); 39g Protein; 501g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 1232mg Sodium

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