Baked Gingerbread Men Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyCuisine
CourseMethod
SpecialityVegetarian
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Shortening1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Molasses1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg1
 Vinegar2 Tablespoon
 All-purpose flour5 Cup (80 tbs)
 Baking soda1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground ginger3 Teaspoon
 Ground cinnamon1 Teaspoon
 Ground cloves1 Teaspoon
 Raisins1 Tablespoon (As Required)
 Cinnamon flavored candies6

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven at 375°.

MAKING
2. In a bowl cream shortening, gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
3. Mix well adding molasses, egg and vinegar.
4. Stir well combining flour, soda, salt and spices.
5. Add to molasses mixture, mixing well.
6. Shape dough into a ball, knead until smooth and chill overnight.
7. Divide dough in half and place one portion in refrigerator.
8. On a lightly floured surface roll half of dough to 1/4- to 1/8 inch thickness.
9. Cut with a 4-inch gingerbread man cutter and place on un-greased cookie sheets.
10. Press raisins into dough for eyes, nose and mouth.
11. Use cinnamon-flavored candies or additional raisins for buttons.
12. Bake in the preheated oven for 6 to 7 minutes.
13. Cool 2 minutes, remove cookies to wire racks and cool completly.
14. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

SERVING
15. Serve the cookies as snacks, with beverages or use into other preparations if desired.
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