1/2 c Vegetable shortening
1/3 c Packed light brown sugar
1/4 c Dark molasses
1 Egg white
1/2 ts Vanilla
1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/2 ts Baking soda
1/4 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Ground cinnamon
1/2 ts Ground ginger
Beat shortening, brown sugar, molasses, egg white and vanilla in large
bowl at high speed of electric mixer until smooth. Combine flour, baking
soda, baking powder, salt and spices in small bowl. Add to shortening
mixture; mix well. Cover; refrigerate until firm, about 8 hours or
Preheat oven to 350’F. Grease cookie sheets. Rool out dough on lightly
floured surface to 1/8″ thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie.
cutters. Place on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks; cool
completely. Deocrate as desired.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
From Favorite All Time Recipes – Homemade Holiday Cookies, Publication
International, Ltd., ISBN 0-7853-0147-X.