1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons Kahlua
2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cream shortening, butter and sugars together. Beat in
fluffy. Stir in molasses and Kahlua. Sift together flour, soda, salt, and spices.
Mix well into
Divide dough into fourths. Cover and chill 2 hours.
board, roll out each portion of dough to 3/8" thickness, keeping the other
refrigerated until use. Cut with cookie cutters and place on lightly greased
Bake about 8 minutes. Let cool one minute then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Decorate with Kahlua Frosting.
1 pound powdered sugar
1/4 cup Kahlua
3 tablespoons shortening
3 tablespoons butter, softened
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
In a large bowl mix all ingredients, except for food coloring, until smooth.
If you want to
use different colors for your decorating, divide the frosting and tint each
food coloring, as desired. Decorate cookies using a pastry bag and decorators
If you want a spreadable frosting, use an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of Kahlua