If you did, it was probably our house. We were clean, as clean as 5 kids and a wringer washer permit. Oh, lets not forget the in-door pets, and the outdoor pets that came inside, on the quiet, so ssshhh!. Things like frogs and snails, left in brown lunch bags. Then there were those polliwogs caught in the creek, so cute swimming around in a bowl on the dresser. At the time, who knew that, after they grew into really cute, tiny frogs, they would almost always escape. There were miniature dust bunnies, hopping everywhere in the house. Mom was not crazy with happiness over that one!
1 T baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/4 c ground ginger (powdered)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 c sugar
1/2 c strained bacon drippings
1/2 c molasses
Chill for 2 hours, you may leave in the bowl or place on a piece of waxed paper, wrapping well.
Place a sheet of wax paper on a baking tray, scoop dough onto
paper. Place another sheet of wax paper over top and gently
smash and flatten dough to about one inch in thickness. Place
baking tray in freezer for about 30-45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
Bake 8 - 10 minutes for chewy cookies, 10 - 13 minutes for crispy cookies. Cool on rakes or towels, or my favorite, brown paper.
These are delicious. I think for another time I will up the ginger, flatten before baking, when cool sandwich with a tangy lemon butter cream. Ginger Lemon Cremes.
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