I pretty much love everything about Fall.
The leaves changing, the temperatures falling,
picking out pumpkins, brisk walks, warm sweaters
Ginger Spice Cookies!
Your house will smell divinely "fall" when you bake them.
Ginger Spice Cookies by Paula Deen:
1 1/2 c. butter flavored Crisco (don't try to substitute butter, they will be too flat)
2 c. sugar, plus more for rolling
2 large eggs
1/2 c. molasses
4 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. cinnamon
2 t. ginger
1 t. cloves
1 t. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl combine Crisco and sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add eggs and molasses, beat until incorporated.
Next, add the spices, salt and baking soda. Lastly, add the flour one cup at a time to avoid a mess. Stir until combined.
Roll the dough into 1-2 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set around the edges and you see "crackling" on top.
Remove from cookie sheets and allow to cool.