Today I have a couple of new treats to share. One is edible, and the other isn't. The first is Molasses Gingersnaps. My father's sister, Audrey, used to make this and I LOVED them. I've been eating them all of my life and making them for at least 40 years. I have used various combinations of the shortening. Sometimes I use 3/4 cups each of Butter flavored Crisco and butter. You do not want to use 100% butter, and you do not want to use plain Crisco. You want butter flavored. When I was a teenager, my dad would provide black strap molasses for me to make the cookies. I've found molasses that calls itself black strap but it isn't like the nasty stuff my dad was able to get. I saw nasty because it was REALLY bitter. But it made the BEST cookies. The more bitter the molasses, the better the flavor in the cookies. My daughter has been known to eat almost an entire cookie jar in a fairly short period of time!