Gingerbread Dough

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cloves
  • ½ cup (125 mL) vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup (125 mL) sugar
  • ½ cup (125 mL) molasses
  • 1   egg

Directions

  1. Whisk the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, salt, and cloves together in a medium bowl.

  2. Use a hand mixer to beat the shortening and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add the molasses and egg and beat until smooth.

  3. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until fully combined.

  4. Shape the dough into a ball and divide it into 2 portions. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill it for 30 minutes. Use the dough to make cookies with the Rolling Cookie Cutter or Emoji Cookie Cutters.

Yield:

  • varied (depending on cookie cutter size)  servings

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