|All purpose flour||4 3⁄4 Cup (76 tbs)|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Vegetable shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Molasses||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices together and blend thoroughly; set aside.
Beat shortening and gradually add brown sugar, beating until fluffy.
Mix the molasses and water.
Alternately add dry ingredients in fourths and molasses mixture in thirds to creamed mixture, blending well after each addition.
Chill dough about 1 1/2 hours, or until firm enough to roll.
Working with a small amount of dough at a time, roll 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface.
Cut with a floured 3-inch round cookie cutter.Place about 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375F 10 to 12 minutes.
Carefully remove cookies to wire racks; cool completely
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 5389 Calories from Fat 1416
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 161 g247%
Saturated Fat 39.6 g198%
Trans Fat 20.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4881 mg203.4%
Total Carbohydrates 934 g311.3%
Dietary Fiber 17.4 g69.6%
Sugars 408.2 g
Protein 62 g124.7%
Vitamin A 0.4% Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 135.6% Iron 259.6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet