Ginger Bread People

Betty Crocker Cookbook
Ginger Bread People
Ginger Bread People

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/3

    cup shortening

  • 1 1/2

    cups dark molasses

  • 2/3

    cup cold water

  • 7

    cups all purpose flour

  • 2

    teaspoons baking soda

  • 2

    teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon ground all-spice

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses and water. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Heat oven to 350F. Grease cookie sheet lightl. Roll about 1/4 of the dough 1/4 inch thick on floured board. Cut with floured gingerbread cutter or other favorite cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched; cool. Decorate with colored frosting, colored sugar and candies if desired.

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