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Gingersnaps were my husband's favorite cookie as a child and I have had a hard time with cookies, living at 7000 feet. I experimented with this recipe and he declared this version a success.
- Mix thoroughly shortening, brown sugar, egg and molasses. Blend in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover, chill 1 hour.
- Heat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Dip top in granulated sugar. Place balls sugared side up on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or just until set. Immediately remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.