---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: GINGERBREAD COOKIES
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 30 servings
  
     1/2 c  Vegetable shortening
     1/3 c  Packed light brown sugar
     1/4 c  Dark molasses
       1    Egg white
     1/2 t  Vanilla
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 t  Baking soda
     1/4 t  Baking powder
     1/2 t  Salt
       1 t  Ground cinnamon
     1/2 t  Ground ginger
  
   Beat shortening, brown sugar, molasses, egg white and vanilla in large bowl
   at high speed of electric mixer until smooth. Combine flour, baking soda,
   baking powder, salt and spices in small bowl. Add to shortening mixture;
   mix well. Cover; refrigerate until firm, about 8 hours or overnight.
   
   Preheat oven to 350'F. Grease cookie sheets. Rool out dough on lightly
   floured surface to 1/8 thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie.
   cutters. Place on prepared cookie sheets.
   
   Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks; cool
   completely. Deocrate as desired.
   
   Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
  
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