Moravian Cookies

2 cups Vegetable shortening
1 quart Dark Molasses
2 1/4 cups Brown sugar
8 cups Flour
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 teaspoons Ginger
1 tbsp Cloves
1/2 teaspoons Baking soda
1 teaspoon Vinegar (dissolve baking soda in vinegar)

Sift flour, cloves, cinnamon and ginger together. Add the brown sugar, ,mixing well. Cut in the shortening with a pasty blender or two knives. Add the baking soda/vinegae and dark molasses, mixing well. Allow to chill several hours. Roll dough out thinly on a lightly floured board. Cut with traditional style Christmas cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 10 min.

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