JACK O' LANTERN
3/4 cup dark molasses
3/4 cup paked brown sugar
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp. butter, melted
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. each salt, ground allspice and cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
Orange icing (recipe follows)
2 cups seedless grapes
Combine molasses, sugar, water and melted butter and mix well.
Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Stir dry ingredients into molasses mixture. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or longer. Roll dough out to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick on floured surface. Cut dough into pumpkin shapes, 4 1/2 to 5 - inches in diameter and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350F 10 to 12 minutes or until firm to a light touch with a finger. Cool. Ice with Orange Icing and decorate with grapes to make faces. Makes 18 to 20 large cookies
Beat 6 cups icing sugar and about 1/3 cup orange juice until smooth and of spreading consistency.
Tint with 9 drops yellow food colour and 10 drops red food colour or to desired orange colour.