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Mom's Ginger Snaps

Author/Submitted by: Grace Maynard -- Baltimore, Maryland
Servings: 24
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

3/4  cup  Crisco, vegetable shortening
1  cup  sugar
1  large  egg
1/4  cup  light molasses
2  cups  all-purpose white flour
2  tablespoons  ginger, ground
2  teaspoons  baking soda
1  teaspoon  cinnamon, ground
1/2  teaspoon  salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together the Crisco and sugar, add egg and molasses. Sift together remaining ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Combine well. Form the dough into balls (about the size of walnuts) and roll i n additional granulated sugar. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake ab out 8-10 minutes until cookies appear flattened, crackled and lightly browned. Enjoy!

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