Cream margarine and sugar. Beat in molasses. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with 1/4 cup water (1/3 cup for molding cookies).
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/4″. Cut to desired shapes and place about 1″ apart on baking sheet. Keep trays of approximately equal sized cookies or some will be done before others.
Bake at 350 °F for 8-12 minutes depending on size and thickness. Remove to rack and coll. Decorate with sprinkles or sugar before baking, or with decorative icing after cooled.
If decorating with sprinkles before baking, brush lightly with water to get the sprinkles to stick.
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