1 C Packed Brown Sugar
1/3 C Shortening
1 1/2 C Molasses (I prefer blackstrap)
2/3 C Cold Water
7 C All Purpose Flour
2 tsp. Ground Ginger
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Allspice
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
- In large bowl, beat shortening and brown sugar, then add molasses and water, stir in rest of ingredients. Cover and refridgerate for at least 2 hours.
- Roll dough 1/4 inch think on lightly floured surface. Using cookie cutters, cut out desire shapes.
- Place on greased cookie sheet, bake 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, place on wire rack until cool.
- Decorate with colored frosting or candy. Enjoy!