Posted On December 27, 2010

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from Dorothy Malkin


1 cup sugar

¾ cup butter(softened)

¼ cup chopped crystallized ginger

¼ tsp. Nutmeg

¼ cup molasses

1 egg

2 1/3 cups flour

4 tsp. Grated ginger root

2 tsp. Baking soda

2 tsp. Ground ginger

½ cup shortening

dash salt

extra sugar for rolling

Heat oven to 375deg. Mix sugar, butter , crystallized ginger, nutmeg, molasses, and egg in large bowl.  Stir in remaining ingredients, except extra sugar.

Shape dough into small balls and roll in extra sugar. Place a couple of inches apart on greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly.

Bake 5 to 8 min. Or until edges are set.  Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack. Makes about 5 doz. Cookies.