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Gingerbread Cookies

A favorite of Kelly G. Morrow, attorney

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 – 4 1/2 cup flour (3 cups in mixer and add as needed when rolling dough)

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except flour.  Add 2 cups of flour & beat until well blended.  Stir in enough flour to form stiff dough.  Divide dough in half & wrap unused portion in saran wrap and refrigerate until needed.  Roll out one-half of the dough at a time on a floured surface to ¼ inch thickness.  Cut dough with desired festive cookie cutters.  Bake on parchment paper lined cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Decorate as desired!

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