Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ginger Cookies -- recipe

Brenda Boldin’s Ginger Cookies

2         cups self rising flour
           (OR 2c. flour, 1tsp. baking powder, ½ tsp. baking soda, ½ tsp. salt)
1         tsp. ginger
11/2     tsp. cinnamon
1         tsp. ground cloves
½         tsp nutmeg
1/2    cup sugar
½         cup shortening
½         cup molasses
1         egg yolk

Mix sugar and shortening; add molasses and egg yolk. Sir in dry ingredients. Roll on lightly floured surface, 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets at 350-F or 177-C degrees for 10 minutes.

Cool before removing  from cookie sheet.
Makes approx. 30 cookies.

Contributed by Brenda Boldin, author of the Alex Masters Series, Dead Birds Don’t Sing, Jailbird, and A Bird by Any Other Name...Alex Masters is back, calling herself “Lexi” now, and working a real job in her brother’s software company. Money disappears, disks go missing, then a dead body turns up, and once again Alex/Lexi is suspect Number One.

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