Soft Molasses Cookies
butter, shortening, sugar, molasses, ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, add in the sugar, butter, and shortening. Mix on medium until light and fluffy.
Add in the molasses and beat until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Add in the water and egg and beat until thoroughly incorporated.
Add in the salt, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and flour. Mix on low until most of the flour is incorporated. Turn hand mixer on medium and finish beating the flour into the dough.
Lightly flour a clean counter. Roll the dough out to a ¼ in thickness and cut out using a round cookie cutter. I think mine was a 3 or 3.5 inch circle.
Cut the circles out as close as you can to each other to save on rolling it out and incorporating extra flour into the dough. Place 6 cookies on the prepared baking pan.
Place into the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until done.
Let cool for five minutes on the pan and then move to a wire rack or paper towel to finish cooling.
Store in an airtight container.