Gingerbread -- Moravian Ginger Cookies Unverified!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 3 Tbsp shortening
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash allspice

Preparation

Mix molasses, shortening, and sugar thoroughly. Add flour, then other ingredients. Blend.

Cover dough. Chill about 4 hours. (Thorough chilling is needed to make dough hold together.)

Roll dough out paper thin, a little at a time. Cut in desired shapes. Put on greased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 6 minutes -- 375F.