Easter Egg Cookies

Seasonal > Easter
Desserts > Shaped Cookies

1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg --separated---reserve white
2 cups flour
1/2 teas. salt
1 teas. baking powder
1/2 teas. soda
1 teas.(each) cloves,ginger
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg.

Cream together, ( 1st.) 4 ingredient’s Sift together,remaining dry ingredient’s Add to creamed mixture. ( Chill ) Roll out, a portion of dough, 1/4 inch thickness ,cut with egg shaped cookie cutter,( or bend a can into egg shape)
Place on ungreased cookie or non-stick . Bake 12-15 minutes ( or until light golden edges) 350* Cool & Frost Frosting
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp Vanilla
egg white ( reserved) In mixer bowl,combine all ingredient’s, whip until it holds shape. Ice the cookies and sprinkle on some of the Pastel Easter Sprinkles—(optional ) Makes about 2 dozen 5 inch cookies.