Mom's Pepparkakor (Gingerbread Cookies)

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3hrs 7mins
3 hrs
7 mins
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  1. Cream shortening and sugar.
  2. Beat in molasses, egg and vinegar.
  3. Stir flour with ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  4. Blend into batter.
  5. Chill for 3 hours.
  6. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to at least 0.125 inch thickness.
  7. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutter.
  8. Place one inch apart on greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 375° for 5-6 minutes. Cool slightly; remove cookies to rack and cool.
  10. Mix shortening, vanilla, powdered sugar and milk.
  11. Drizzle over cookies.