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       Title: Beth’s Gingersnaps
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 4 servings
   2 1/4 c  Flour
       1 c  Brown sugar; packed
     3/4 c  Shortening
     1/4 c  Molasses
       1    Egg
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Ginger
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Ground cloves
     1/2 ts Nutmeg
        In a mixing bowl combine about 1/2 of the flour and the rest of the
   ingredients (except for the plain sugar). Beat with an electric mixer on
   medium to high speed until thoroughly blended. Beat in remaining flour.
   Shape dough into 1 balls. Roll in the white sugar. Place 2 apart on a
   ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes or until set and
   tops are cracked. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Makes about 48 cookies.
       This even works if you drop your molasses bottle on the flour, and you
   can't get more molasses so you mix a scant 1/4 cup of extra brown sugar and
   a little oil. We then added some extra spices. When you are desparate
   enough, you try anything. Jo Ferry