Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 mins

Try this lovely recipe for an old-fashioned treat! 5-8 inch high cookies


  1. Beat sugar, shortening, molasses and water in a large bowl on low speed until blended.
  2. Beat on medium speed 1 minute.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients except raisins.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.
  5. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Sprinkle a cloth-covered surface lightly with flour; turn dough onto surface.
  7. Roll dough with a rolling pin until 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Cut with a 5- to 8-inch gingerbread kid cutter.
  9. Lift cookies carefully with a large spatula onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Decorate cookies with raisins.
  11. Bake until set, 8 to 10 minutes.
  12. Let cookies cool 3 minutes, then carefully remove from cookie sheet with a spatula.
  13. Cool; decorate with frosting if you like.