Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Good, Good, Good, Good, Good Ginger Snaps from Alberta Burrill

Mrs. Burrill, was not one to go into Raptures about anything. Perhaps a bit of enthusiasm for gardening, though I never saw a great garden at her house, and flower arranging, though i never saw a bouquet or arrangement in her house. That being the case, I had to take an interest when I saw this recipe, with no fewer than five GOODs written in pencil in the corner.

2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup molasses
1 rounded teaspoon soda(the big spoons in your regular table service)
1 dessert spoon vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon ginger

Mix all together except the molasses.

Boil the molasses and pour over the rest of the ingredients and stir together.

Stir in flour to make a stiff dough(your guess is as good as mine).

Roll out about 1/8 inch thick (my recommendation)

cut with a cookie cutter.

Bake in a "Quick" oven... I would assume a 375 oven would do the trick. perhaps 10 to 12 minutes, but they should be firming in the middle.

Use ungreased baking sheets.

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