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2013 cookie swap: Sharon's ginger cookies

2013 cookie swap: Sharon's ginger cookies Author: Style At Home

Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap

2013 cookie swap: Sharon's ginger cookies

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup melted and strained smoked bacon fat
  • 1 cup sugar (plus extra for rolling dough balls)
  • 4 tbs dark molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper (or more if you like black pepper!)

Directions
1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 Using an electric mixer, cream together strained smoked bacon fat and sugar. Beat in molasses and egg. Add remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly.

3 Shape dough into walnut-size balls, roll in sugar, and flatten with the bottom of a drinking glass and place on ungreased baking sheets.

4 Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown and cracked on top.

5 Cool on wire racks.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.
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Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap

2013 cookie swap: Sharon's ginger cookies