Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2

    tsp baking soda

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 1

    tsp ground ginger

  • 1

    tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2

    tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/2

    tsp ground cloves

  • 1/2

    cup solid vegetable shortening

  • 1/2

    cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4

    cup molasses

  • 1

    egg, beaten

Directions

Preheat oven 350 In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. In large saucepan, melt shortening; cool slightly. Stir in sugar, molasses, and egg; mix well. Add 2 cups flour mixture; mix well. Turn mixture onto lightly floured surface. Knead in remaining flour mixture by hand. Add additional flour, if necessary, to make firm dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface, 1/8 to ¼ in thick. Cut out cookies with holiday cutters in a variety of shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet until lightly browned on edges, about 10-15 minutes for large sized cookies, 6-10 minutes for small to medium cookies. Cool on cookie sheet placed on cooling grid 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet and cool completely. Decorate as desired. Makes 2 dozen cookies *substitute ¾ lcup light corn syrup for molasses to make blonde gingerbread cookies

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