Gingerbread Cookies

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Gingerbread Cookies – feature

Ingredients for Cookies:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-1/ cups flour
  • 3 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • sugar for sprinkling

Ingredients for Frosting:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 +/- Tbsp. half-and-half

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cream shortening and brown sugar, then add molasses, buttermilk and eggs, blending well.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift flour, ginger, baking soda, and salt together, and add into the molasses mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4″ thickness, and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. (If using frosting, skip the sugar sprinkles.) Makes approx. 5 dozen.

Directions For Optional Frosting:

  1. In large bowl, stir together all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Decorate cookies with frosting.

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