I just have to add my two cents worth and say how absolutely AMAZING these cookies are! I've baked them three times in the last two days (see, I told you they're amazing!), each with a different balance of spices (once as written, once with the addition of some nutmeg and allspice and less ginger, and once with more molasses and the addition of nutmeg), all with spectacular results. Some things I found helpful: 1) I baked them on parchment paper for exactly 13 minutes...perfect every time!; 2) I used a 1" scoop and then rolled the cookies in sugar on the non-flat sides; 3) I used the back of a wooden spoon to flatten a bit before baking, and 4) the longer you beat the shortening with the sugar and egg, the crispier and more crumbly the cookie. They do look exactly like the photo, and as perfect as something manufactured commercially, but with a MUCH better taste. Thank you, Larry, for what is now probably my favorite cookie recipe!
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I just have to add my two cents worth and say how absolutely AMAZING these cookies are! I've...