Bake Ginger Cookies with Ranger Lia

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site


Ingredients 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup sugar for coating 1/4 cup dark molasses (generous) 1 whole egg 2 cups sifted flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon cloves

Directions Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream butter and sugar, add egg and molasses and mix well. Mix the remaining dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingrediants to the wet. Refridgerate dough for 30 minutes. Form the dough into balls the size of a small walnut, roll in the granulated sugar. Place far apart on greased cookie sheet to allow for spreading. Bake at 350 F for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Ranger Lia shares a ginger cookie recipe for the holidays. The recipe was originally published in the Settlement Cookbook in 1901, and quickly became a Sandburg family favorite. You can follow along and make your own ginger cookies for the holiday! The recipe is in the transcript.


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