3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup raw sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 ounces margarine or vegetable shortening, room temperature
3/4 cup unsulfured molasses
3 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and baking soda. Mix on low speed until combined. Add margarine or shortening and mix until mixture looks sandy. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the molasses and yogurt. Continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
Remove dough from bowl, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick coating. Roll chilled dough out on floured work surface to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Cut as desired with sharp cutter. Place on prepared baking sheets, leaving one inch between cookies.
Bake approximately 12 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven, let cool 5 minutes then remove to a rack to cool completely.
As prepared, each serving contains 130 calories, 4.5g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 21g total carbohydrate and 1g protein.