This is a super easy recipe that is sooo yummy and fun.
2/3 cup shortening
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. molasses
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. each ground cinnamon, cloves, and ginger
In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. REFRIGERATE OVERNIGHT.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on wire rack.
Decorate. We like royal icing on ours (powdered sugar and milk with a smidge of butter and vanilla).