|1/2||cup||butter, or margarine |
|1 1/2||cup||brown sugar, firmly packed |
|2||tablespoon||light cream or dairy half-and-half |
|5||cup||flour, sifted |
|1||tablespoon||cinnamon, ground |
|1 1/2||teaspoon||ginger, ground |
|Cream together butter and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses; blend in cream. Sift together flour, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; stir into creamed mixture. Store in covered bowl in refrigerator overnight.|
Roll dough thin, using floured pastry cloth on board and rolling pin. Cut in christmas shapes. Place 1 to 1 1/2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake in 350 oven 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool on racks.