Author/Submitted by: Betty Crocker's Cookbook
packed brown sugar
*If using self-rising flour,
baking soda and salt.
Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses and water. Stir in remaining
ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet lightly. Roll about 1/4 of
the dough 1/4-inch thick on floured board. Cut with floured gingerbread
cutter or other favorite cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie
sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched;
cool. Decorate with colored frosting, colored sugar and candies if
desired. ABOUT 2-1/2 DOZEN 2-1/2-INCH COOKIES; 185 CALORIES PER COOKIE.