Preheat oven to 375. Melt shortening in the microwave
In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking soda, salt, and spices
Add sugar, corn syrup and beaten eggs to flour mixture
Add melted shortening. Mix well stiring by hand.
Turn mixture out onto floured work surface. Knead the dough to make sure it is all combined and mixed together. Add a little bit of flour if needed to firm up the dough.
Roll dough out to 1/4 inch for cutting out shapes and cookies.
Bake cookies on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Large cookies will need to bake for about 10-15 minutes and small cookies for about 5-10 minutes. Watch cookies closely.
This recipe will make about 4 dozen regular size cookies
To store leftover dough, place it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for up to one week.