- Mix shortening, white sugar, egg, molasses, and water thoroughly. Sift together flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, baking soda, and spices and blend in. Chill dough until firm.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
- Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake about 8 minutes, or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly. While slightly warm, frost with icing.
- To Make Frosting: Blend confectioners' sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Add cream to make icing easy to spread. Spread on cookies with spatula or pastry brush.
Per Serving: 127 calories; 3.5 22.6 1.4 9 105 Full nutrition
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These cookies are a Christmas favorite of our family. I believe my mother uses this same recipe from Betty Crocker's Cookie Cookbook. They are soft, not overly sweet (even with a light frostin...
This is an old Betty Crocker recipe from the 50s and 60s. They are soft, spicy, moist and cake-like. When we're sending them somewhere or are taking them to someone's house or a bake sale, we li...
These were very good, a soft cake-like cookie, like little gingerbread cakes. Great with the frosting and tasted best the first day I made them. The next day they were a little dry. I would m...