Gingerbread Cookies

"This one is from Better Homes and Gardens."
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Ready In:
36-48 cookies




  • In a mixing bown, beat shortening with an electric mixer, on medium to high speed.
  • Add sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat till combined, scraping bowl.
  • Beat in molasses, egg and vinegar till combined.
  • Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour.
  • Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 3 hours or till easy to handle.
  • Grease a cookie sheet; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the doug at a t time to 1/8 inch thick. Using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter, cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on a prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake in a 375 F oven for 5-6, minutes or till edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. If desired, decorate cookies with icing and candy.

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