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Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. shortening
  • 1 1/2 c. dark molasses
  • 2/3 c. cold water
  • 7 c. self-rising flour
  • 2 t. ground ginger
  • 1 t. ground allspice
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground cloves

Directions:

  • Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses and water in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  • Heat oven to 350. Grease cookie sheet with shortening.
  • Roll dough 1/4 in. thick on floured surface. Cut out with floured cutter. Place 2 in. apart on cookie sheet
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Remove from sheet, cool on wire rack.
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