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Old English Gingersnaps

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These make great Christmas cookies. I started making them Christmas 1985. They are so good.

Ingredients

1 cup flour
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
5 tablespoons dark or light corn syrup

Instructions

Cut flour and butter together with a pastry blender until crumbly. Add the brown sugar and ginger. Stir in syrup to make stiff dough. Pinch off marble-size pieces of dough and place far apart on well-greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until done. Cookies will be thin and lacy when done. Makes about 10 dozen cookies.

Kay Davis
Milan



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