Title: Dut’s Ginger Cookies


3/4 c + 2 Tbsp vegetable shortening

1 c sugar (+ “extra” for dipping)

1 large egg

1/4 c + 2 Tbsp unsulphured molasses

2 c flour

1-1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1-1/2 tsp ground cloves

1-1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp salt

2 Tbsp Baking Powder


Cream the sugar and shortening

Add the beaten egg and molasses.  Add the sifted together dry ingredients.

On waxed paper, form the dough into a 2” log, chill and cut into 1/4” slices.

Dip one side into the sugar and bake in a 3750 oven for 8 minutes

Remove while warm.  Makes 36

Dut Marx