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  • MissKises Gingerbread Men

    MissKise Posted October 09, 2005 01:18 PM
    Gingerbread Men

    5 cups sifted flour
    2 teaspoons ground ginger
    1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup shortening
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 cup molasses
    2 tablespoons vinegar

    Sift together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; set aside.

    Cream together shortening and sugar in bowl until light and fluffy, using electric mixer at medium speed. Add egg, molasses and vinegar; beat well.

    Gradually stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture, mixing well.

    Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

    Roll out dough using powdered sugar instead of flour. Roll dough 1/4th at a time keeping remaining dough in refrigerator.

    Cut with gingerbread cookie cutters and bake at 375 for 6 to 7 minutes or until no imprint remains when touched lightly with finger.

    Cool on baking sheet for a minute, then remove to racks to cool.

    Decorate with butter cream frosting.

    Makes 5 dozen 4 cookies.
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