2 1/2 c Sifted flour
1 ts Salt
1 1/2 ts Ginger
1/2 ts Cloves
1 ts Cinnamon
2 ts Baking soda
1/2 c Shortening
1 c Molasses
Sift together flour,salt,spices and baking soda. In a large
saucepan,heat molasses until bubbly; add shortening and stir until
melted. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add sifted ingredients to
molasses. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough for several hours.
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Roll dough a little at a time, on floured
surface. Cut with people cutters. Bake 8 minutes on ungreased cookie
sheets. Cool on wire rack. Decorate with frosting.
Frosting: 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons light
cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Mix all ingredients. Use decorator tube with outline tip. Servings:
depends on size of cutter.