Monday, December 20, 2010

Gingerbread Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1 tbl vinegar
2 1/2 cups flour
Beat shortening and sugar with electric mixer for 30 seconds.  Add baking powder, ginger, soda, cinnamon, and cloves.  Mix until well blended.  Add molasses, egg, and vinegar.  Mix well.  Add flour a 1/2 cup at a time until to hard to mix with electric mixer then knead the rest in.  Let chill in fridge for 3 hours.  Roll out on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes.  Bake at 375 degrees for 5-6 minutes or until egdes just start to turn brown. 
**I have made these 3 times in the last week and forgot to take a picture every time.  They are very addicting.  Little kids may not like them that much because of the molasses flavor, but Brindley (10 years old) liked them enough that she asked if she could make them for her class party.  They were a hit with her class.
This recipe came from my Better Homes and Garden Cookbook.  The dough will for a few days in the fridge too.


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