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My Landlady's Ginger Snaps

submitted by sarahjane on Oct-19-04
(this recipe is good for a snack/dessert)
servings: (not specified)

My landlady used to leave these in my apartment as a surprise (weird, but definitely forgiveable considering how good they were). 

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
White sugar

1. In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, egg and molasses
2. In a separate bowl, blend flour, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and salt
3. Combine wet and dry ingredients, stirring until mixture forms a dough.
4. IMPORTANT!  Chill at least 6 hours
5. Preheat oven to 340 F
6. Roll dough in balls, then coat in white sugar
7. Place 3 inches apart on baking sheets
8. Bake 10 minutes
9. Let cool
10 Serve at room temperature

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