The ingredients you will need are: flour, sugar, crisco, nutmeg, baking soda, allspice, ground ginger, molasses and salt.
Every good cookie starts off with shortening
Add in your sugar
Cream together shortening and sugar
When measuring molasses I like to spray the cup with nonstick spray. Add in molasses
Add in water
Add in Flour
Next is salt
Now for baking soda
And the ginger
Because I didn't have allspice, I mixed together a little nutmeg, ground cloves and cinnamon. You can always leave it out too. It's only 1/8 tsp.
Mix all ingredients together until combined.
Shape dough into a disk and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
Pick out your favorite cookie cutters! I'm in the Christmas spirit so I went fairly traditional.
Generously flour your surface
Roll out your dough
Once the cookies have cooled, you can decorate with icing or enjoy without! I chose to decorate simply because that's all I know how to do. LOL
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