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1989 2nd Place Great-Grandma's Gingerbread Cookies

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Category: Cookies, Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Vegetable shortening
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 c Cold water
  • 2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 c Sorghum or molasses
  • All-purpose flour (5-6 cups)
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Ground cloves
  • 1 ts Ginger
  • 1/2 ts Salt


Preparation time: 30 minutes Chilling time: Overnight Baking time: 10

1. Cream shortening and sugar in mixing bowl, beat in eggs, one at a time.
Mix water and baking soda in small bowl until dissolved. Add baking soda
mixture and sorghum to butter mixture. Sift 5 1/2 cups of the flour, the
spices and salt together. Blend into dough. Divide dough into 4 balls. Wrap
in plastic wrap. Flatten and refrigerate overnight.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll 1 portion of dough out at a time on
lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on a greased cookie
sheet until puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake.

3. When cool, decorate with buttercream frosting and/or candies as
desired. Sorghum gives these cookies a special flavor, but molasses can be
used as a substitute.

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