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Gingies (Key Recipe) Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/3 cup soft shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups black molasses
1/2 cup cold water
6 cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp soda dissolved in 3 tbsp cold water

Directions:
Directions:
Mix shortening, brown sugar and molasses together thoroughly. Stir in cold water. Sift flour, salt and spices together and stir in. Stir in soda with water. Chill dough. Roll out thick (1/2"). Cut with 2 1/2" cutter. Place far apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until when lightly touched, no imprint remains. Bake at 350 for 15 - 18 minutes. Makes 2 2/3 dozen.
GINGERBREAD BOYS: Follow key recipe, and mix in 1 more cup sifted flour. Chill dough. Roll out 1/2" thick. Cut with gingerbread boy cutter. Press raisins into dough for eyes, nose, mouth, shoe and cuff buttons. Use bits of candied cherries or red gum drops for coat buttons; strips of citron for tie. Bake. Cool slightly, then carefully remove from baking sheet. With white icing make outlines for collars, cuffs, belt and shoes. Makes about 12 gingerbread men.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 2/3 dozen

 

 

 

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