GINGERSNAPS-Almond Meringues-Holiday Rum Balls
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Why I Love This Recipe
Gingersnaps have been enjoyed for centuries and were even used medicinally in ancient times for their digestive and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ingredients You'll Need
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
Sift together flour and next 4 ingredients; set aside.
Cream the shortening; gradually beat in sugar. Continue beating until well blended.
Add egg and molasses; beat well.
Gradually add sifted dry ingredients, stirring until smooth.
Form teaspoonfuls of dough into small balls by rolling them lightly, one at a time, between palms of hands.
Roll in sugar.
Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cooky sheets.
Bake in a moderate oven, 350°, 12 minutes or until tops are slightly rounded, crackly and browned.
Remove from sheets; cool on a wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen.
Pairs Well With
Hot apple cider