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Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sally Ives
Added: Saturday, November 8, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
cup sugar
cup shortening
cup molasses
1 egg
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves
tsp. nutmeg
tsp. baking soda
tsp. salt

Directions:
Directions:
2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
cup sugar
cup shortening
cup molasses
1 egg
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves
tsp. nutmeg
tsp. baking soda
tsp. salt

Measure all ingredients into large bowl, and beat until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

On lightly floured surface, with floured rolling pin, roll dough 1/8 thick (I make them thicker). Cut into desired shapes. Place cutouts one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in 350 degree oven, 8 minutes (or longer, depending upon the size of the cookies) until brown. Remove to racks to cool. Decorate when cool.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This cookie batter is very good and has won the approval of everyone in the family! It has become a family favorite at Christmas time to make gingerbread men, reindeer and even bears and moose! Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled and dough can be refrigerated for a week (or frozen if more time is needed before baking).

 

 

 

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