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Christmas Ginger Cookies Recipe


6 c Flour
1 tb Baking soda
1 tb Ginger
1 ts Cloves
1 ts Cinnamon
1 ts Nutmeg
1/2 ts Salt
1 c Solid shortening, Crisco
1 c Molasses
1 c Brown sugar, packed
1/2 c Water
1 Large egg
1 ts Vanilla

Mix flour, soda, spices and salt. Beat shortening, molasses, sugar,
water, egg and vanilla until well blended. Gradually beat in flour
mixture. Will be soft. Divide into fourths. Pat each 1/4 into 1"
thick round. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours or up
to 1 week. Roll on lightly floured surface to 1/8" thick, cut with
ginermen cutters and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool
slightly on cookie sheet, then transfer to wire racks to cool
completely. Decorate with Royal Icing (see seperate recipe). Posted
by: Debbie Carlson PHHW01A Reformatted for MM by CLM, HCPM52C