Addy's Ginger Cookies Recipe

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Addy's Ginger Cookies

mary Armstrong

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@emit1961

Everyone loves these cookies! These are very thin crispy wafer like cookies that melt in your mouth. You can't eat just one!

These are very popular in our family during the holidays!


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Serves:

14 dozen 3 inch cookies

Ingredients

3/4 c
shortening
3/4 c
butter
1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 large
egg
1/2 c
dark karo syrup
1/2 c
half and half
2 Tbsp
hot, strong black coffee
2 1/2 tsp
baking soda, dissolved in the coffee
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
ginger
1 tsp
cloves
6 c
flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix in the order given. Whisk the spices and salt into one of the cups of flour. Add enough flour to make a soft dough, but no more than 6 cups total. Put the dough in the refrigerator overnight to make it easier to handle. Roll out thin(1/8 inch or less) on a pastry cloth.
2
Bake in 350 degree oven for 5-8 minutes. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Do NOT grease cookie sheets.
3
Don't be afraid to handle the dough. Don't use a 4 inch cookie cutter. I have used a 3 inch cookie cutter as well as small cookie cutters shaped as leaves, acorns, etc.
4
If cookies look pale, they're not done, bake until beginning to turn dark brown color.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies