Frosted Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Shortening||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (light or dark)|
|Baking soda||3 Teaspoon|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||5 1⁄2 Cup (88 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1 Teaspoon|
Mix sugar, shortening, eggs and molasses.
Dissolve baking soda in water; stir into molasses mixture.
Stir in remaining ingredients except Frosting.
Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375°.
Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board.
Cut with floured 2 3/4-inch round cookie cutter or other favorite cutter.
Place about 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake until light brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool; generously frost bottoms of cookies with Frosting.
Let stand 2 to 3 hours before storing to allow frosting to dry.