Ginger Snaps

September 6, 2011

Nothing says childhood to me, like a crispy ginger snap. It was one of those cookies that my grandmother used to offer us, not too sweet and hard enough to nibble on the whole time we watched the Lawrence Welk show, while we waited for Disney to come on. 

Ginger Snaps

3/4 cup lard
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp ginger

Cream lard, sugar and egg until light and fluffy

Add dry ingredients and stir until well combined

Roll cookies into balls and dip into sugar

Place on greased cookie sheet

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes

Cookies will rise and then fall into the cracked appearance you recognize


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