Gingerbread Cookies II


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  • cups 
    all-purpose flour 
  • tbsp 
    baking powder 
  • tbsp 
    ground ginger 
  • tsp 
    ground nutmeg 
  • tsp 
    ground cloves 
  • tsp 
    ground cinnamon 
  • cups 
    shortening, melted and cooled slightly 
  • cups 
  • cups 
    packed brown sugar 
  • 1/2 
  • tsp 
    vanilla extract 


1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon; set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together the shortening, molasses, brown sugar, water, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients, until they are completely absorbed. Divide dough into 3 pieces, pat down to 1 1/2 inch thickness, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. 3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When the cookies are done, they will look dry, but still be soft to the touch. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks. When cool, the cookies can be frosted with the icing of your choice. 72 servings