Christmas Cookie Recipe for the Holiday


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Gingerbread Cookies

Fanasy Nelson, Staff Reporter

The time has come for families to gather around a fireplace with hot chocolate in hand with a nice warm cookie.

Add a new cookie recipe to your cookie plate this year. Here is a recipe waiting to be baked up in your kitchen perfect for the holiday season.

This recipe is called “Rolled Ginger Cookies” which is a gingerbread cookie recipe.

Here’s what you need to have in order to start baking:

1 cup shortening

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 cup molasses

2 tablespoons vinegar

5 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

2  teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

First preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg, molasses, and vinegar. Sift together dry ingredients; blend together and chill for three hours.

Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut in shapes. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes. Cool sightly; remove to rack. Makes about 5 dozen.

Hope you give this gingerbread cookie recipe a try and enjoy it. Happy Holidays !