Date Added: 19 Oct 2009
Listed in: Cookie Recipes

Gingerbread Cookies Ingredients

1/2 C Vegetable shortening
1 C Sugar
3 Eggs
1/2 C Cold water
2 t Baking soda
1 C Sorghum (or molasses)
All-purpose flour (5-6 cups)
1 T cinnamon,Ground
1/2 T cloves,Ground
1 T Ginger
1/2 T Salt

Gingerbread Cookies Cooking Instructions

Cream shortening and sugar in mixing bowl, beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix water and baking soda in small bowl until dissolved. Add
baking soda mixture and sorghum to butter mixture. Sift 5 1/2 cups of the flour, the spices and salt together. Blend into dough. Divide dough into 4 balls. Wrap in plastic wrap. Flatten and refrigerate overnight.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll 1 portion of dough out at a time on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on a greased
cookie sheet until puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. Do not over bake.

When cool, decorate with butter cream frosting and/or candies as desired. Sorghum gives these cookies a special flavor, but molasses can be used as a substitute.


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