Rose Bud's Ginger Crackles


Recipe courtesy of Frances Ford via Susan Ford

Makes 3 dozen cookies

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, in all
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour, in all
  • 3 tablespoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Ginger Crackles

ginger crackles 

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Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream together the shortening and sugars. Add the egg and beat until light and fluffy.

Sift together 2 cups flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt, and, with the mixer on low, gradually add the flour to the creamed mixture until a stiff dough forms. Use the reserved half cup of flour as necessary. Refrigerate dough for twenty minutes.

Pour remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar onto a plate. Form dough into 1-inch balls, roll in sugar, and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, until browned and crackled on top.

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