1 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Molasses
2 tbsp Vinegar
5 Cups sifted All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
2 to 3 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Salt
In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, molasses, and vinegar.
Sift together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix until well blended.
Chill 3 hours in refrigerator.
Roll dough 1/8" thick on lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters and place 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 5-6 minutes. Baking times may be longer/shorter depending on the sizes of the cookies.
Cool slightly, remove to rack.
When thoroughly cooled, decorate, frost, and enjoy.
Makes approximately 48 cookies