For gingerbread cutouts (like gingerbread men) mix in 1 more cup of flour and chill dough. Roll out the dough thick (1/2""). Cut desired shape , can decorate with raisins, candied cherries or gumdrops. Bake as directed above.


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dark molasses
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1t salt
  • 1t allspice
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1t cloves
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 2t baking soda


Mix together thoroughly first three ingrediants.Then stir in the cold water,Then stir in the rest of the ingrediants

Chill dough. Roll out very thick (1/2""). Cut with 2 1/2 round cutter.

Place far apart on lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake until, when touched lightly with finger, no imprint remains.Temp. 350degrees. Bake time 15 to 18 minutes About 2 2/3 dozen cookies.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book
Submitted By: Joyce Skeens
Gingies (Gingerbread)