You are here: Home » Recipes » German Gingerbread Cookies German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 6 Here's an easy-to-make gingerbread recipe that your children are sure to love. PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup shortening1/2 cup butter, softened1 1/4 cups molasses3/4 cup packed brown sugar4 cups flour1 teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoons ground ginger1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon ground cloves1 teaspoon salt Instructions Mix the shortening, butter, molasses and brown sugar in a heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat until the shortening, butter and brown sugar dissolve, stirring to blend well. Remove from the heat. Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt into a bowl. Add the molasses mixture and mix well to form a dough. Chill for several hours. Roll 1/8 inch thick on a lightly floured surface and cut as desired. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes or until the edges are firm. Cool on the cookie sheet for several minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Salt Lake City’s Always in Season (Junior League of Salt Lake City, 2005).