Oh Snap

Recipe for ginger snaps:

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon soda
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon ginger

Make in balls sugar drop
Pat and cover with sugar

Found in "The Rumford Complete Cook Book" by Lily Haxworth Wallace. Published by the Rumford Company, 1923.

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  1. I guess it was not a complete cook book as it had no ginger snap recipe. Where do you find effs? :)

  2. I thought about you today. I found 2 old books at the thrift store. Fairy books dated 1959. There was a piece of toilet tissue as a bookmark in one. I laughed out loud and thought you might get a laugh, too! haha! Diane in Florida