Archive Gingerbread Cookies By People Staff Published on December 9, 2012 12:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email KIMBERLY’S COOKIES Makes: about 5 dozen Hands-on time: 2 hrs. Total time: 7 hrs. 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening 2/3 cup sugar ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar ½ cup molasses ½ cup cold coffee 4 cups all-purpose flour 1½ tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. ground allspice ½ tsp. ground cinnamon 1. Beat shortening and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. 2. Combine molasses and coffee; set aside. 3. Sift together flour and next 5 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with coffee mixture. Begin and end with flour mixture. Divide dough into fourths; wrap each in plastic wrap. Chill 4 hours. 4. Preheat oven to 400. Roll out each dough portion to ¼-in. thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with 3- to 4-in. cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 8 minutes. Cool 2 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.