|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Shortening||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Light Or Dark)|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Gold medal all purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Ground ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Mix sugar, shortening, egg, molasses and water.
Stir in remaining ingredients except frosting.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 400°.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake until almost no indentation remains when touched, about 8 minutes.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet Cool; frost with Vanilla Butter Frosting.