Course: Dessert


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 egg


  • Lightly spray the mold with nonstick cooking spray; blot out any excess oil using paper towel.
  • Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, salt and cloves; mix well.
  • In large mixing bowl, beat shortening and sugar until blended. Add molasses and egg; beat until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture; mix well.
  • Shape dough into a ball; divide dough into 2 portions. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap; chill 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Press 1 portion of dough firmly into prepared mold, filling all sections. Holding serrated knife parallel to the surface of the mold cut excess dough from mold.
  • Bake 17-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove to cooling rack. Cool in mold 5 minutes. Carefully remove cookie pieces from mold; cool completely. Cool mold completely before filling with remaining dough.
  • Repeat procedure with remaining dough.
  • Note: It is only necessary to fill the chimney section of the house once.