- 1 c. brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 c. shortening
- 1 1/2 c. dark molasses
- 2/3 c. cold water
- 2 tsp. baking Soda
- 2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
In a large bowl combine the first 4 ingredients, mixing well. Add remaining ingredients, stirring well. Dough will be quite heavy. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Divide dough into 1/4's, roll each quarter section out on a floured surface. Rolled dough should be about 1/4" thick.
Carefully place each section on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F
While it's baking, mix up the frosting!
Remove from Oven, Cool on cooling rack, frost as desired.