Grandma's Secret Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Grandma's Secret Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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"Best recipe ever. I've had people who have always disliked gingerbread gobble these down and declare them delicious!"
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30 servings
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



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  1. Early in day or day before baking:
  2. Mix shortening and sugar well. Stir in molasses and water.
  3. Sift together and stir in rest of ingredients. Mix till blended together. Put in covered bowl and chill several hours or overnight. (This will keep if refrigerated up to a week or more)
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. (Sprinkle with sugar if not decorating). Grease a cookie sheet well with shortening. Bake on sheet in oven for 10-12 minutes till no imprint remains when touched lightly with finger.
  6. [You can double or triple this recipe]


Just made these yesterday and could not stop eating them! Perfect flavor and they all baked up nicely. I doubled the recipe without problems. Iced them with royal icing from this site and they ...