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Gingerbread Cookies Recipe


Makes: Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. 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 to 1/4-in. thickness.

Step 2

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet until lightly browned on edges, about 10-15 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet placed on cooling grid 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet and cool completely.

Step 3

*Substitute 3/4 cup light corn syrup for molasses to make Blonde Gingerbread.

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all-purpose flour

3 cups all-purpose flour

baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

salt

1/2 teaspoon salt

ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground ginger

ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

solid vegetable shortening

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

granulated sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

molasses

3/4 cup molasses

egg

1 egg (, beaten)

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