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.Ginger Bread Cookies

  • 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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