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Ginger Cookies

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Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, softened
1-3/4 cups honey
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup molasses
2 teaspoons vinegar
3-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1-1/2 teaspoons soda
4 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves

Instructions

Cream butter and honey together. Stir in eggs, molasses and vinegar. Sift together dry ingredients and spices; add to butter mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Flatten by dipping a glass in water and pressing cookies flat. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how hard you like your cookies. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Vincie Metcalf
Bettendorf



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