Friday, December 26, 2008

Gingerbread Cookies

I recommend this molasses, it makes the cookies rich, dark, and sweet, with remarkable flavor.

Gingerbread Cookie Shapes

1/3 c. shortening 1 tsp. salt
1 c. brown sugar 1/2 tsp. allspice
1 ½ c. Blackstrap molasses 1 tsp. ginger
2/3 c. cold water 1/2 tsp. cloves
4 to 5 c. flour 1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. Baking soda
Mix the shortening, sugar & molasses. Stir in the cold water. Sift together the flour and spices. Add to the dough mix well. Chill thoroughly. Roll dough out to about ½ inch thick and cut into shapes. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 mins. Cool, then frost.

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