How to make it

  • Combine molasses and shortening in a saucepan
  • Bring to boil over medium high heat
  • Cool
  • Sift dry ingredients together in bowl
  • Add cooled molasses mixture to dry ingredients
  • Mix well
  • Add choice either lemon or orange rind
  • Mix well, and cover
  • Chill dough for 2 hours
  • On floured board roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness
  • Cut out gingerbread men (may use small cutters or larger cutters)
  • Place 1/2 inch apart on *greased* cookie sheet
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes
  • NOTE: This will make about 12 Gingerbread Men, depending on the size of the cutter. Can ice them and give them eyes, buttons, etc. May place raisins for eyes, and for buttons down front. Children love to make these.

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    " It was excellent "
    lalita ate it and said...
    nice i loved the idea
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    luv these cookies high5 thanks
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  • sunny 11 years ago
    I can't believe it's that time of year again. I love holiday baking. Great post! = )
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  • wynnebaer 11 years ago
    I just love anything ginger.....bread, snaps, etc. I will try these this weekend...Thanks
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