Holiday Recipe Challenge: Grandma's Gingerbread Cookies
Brief Description: I remember making gingerbread cookies with my grandma as a kid. She would make fudge and watch me cut out the cookies because I always wanted to help with the fudge but I was too little.
6 c. all purpose flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
1tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp baking powder
1 c. shortening
1 c. molasses
1 c. tightly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. water
Sit together cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, and flour in a large mixing bowl. In another large bowl mix together shortening, molasses, water, egg, and brown sugar until smooth. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the dough (on wax paper or clean countertop). Cut out shapes using your favorite cookie cutters. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. When cool the cookies can be frosted with a favorite icing. Add sprinkles if you like.