Here’s an old family recipe for gingerbread men that is just right for the holidays! Thanks to Paparone Insurance manager Carol Lambersky for sharing this recipe.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 6 cups of Flour
- 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup of Shortening
- 1 cup of Molasses
- 1 teaspoon Ginger
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon (heaping) Baking Soda*
- Raisins for garnishing (optional: white icing tube)
*Put Baking Soda into measuring cup with 1/4 cup of boiling water. Stir until mixed, then add 3/4 cup of cold water = 1 cup of water.
Mix ingredients. Sprinkle flour on bread board and roll dough. Using a cookie cutter make either gingerbread men or cookies. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Keep cookies in a container.
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