---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: Christmas Ginger Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 36 servings
       6 c  Flour
       1 tb Baking soda
       1 tb Ginger
       1 ts Cloves
       1 ts Cinnamon
       1 ts Nutmeg
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 c  Solid shortening, crisco
       1 c  Molasses
       1 c  Brown sugar, packed
     1/2 c  Water
       1    Large egg
       1 ts Vanilla
     Mix flour, soda, spices and salt. Beat shortening, molasses, sugar,
   water, egg and vanilla until well blended. Gradually beat in flour
   mixture. Will be soft. Divide into fourths. Pat each 1/4 into 1   thick
   round. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours or up   to 1 week.
   Roll on lightly floured surface to 1/8 thick, cut with   ginermen cutters
   and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool   slightly on cookie
   sheet, then transfer to wire racks to cool   completely. Decorate with
   Royal Icing (see seperate recipe). Posted   by: Debbie Carlson PHHW01A
   Reformatted for MM by CLM, HCPM52C