Gingerbread Animal Cookies Recipe




 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Molasses1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 All purpose flour2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground ginger3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground nutmeg1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1469 Calories from Fat 469

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g81.8%

Saturated Fat 13.3 g66.3%

Trans Fat 6.7 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1105.8 mg46.1%

Total Carbohydrates 234 g77.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.3%

Sugars 97.4 g

Protein 16 g32.7%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 0.25%

Calcium 20.1% Iron 63.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cream shortening and sugar, add molasses and water.
Beat well.
Combine remaining ingredients, add to creamed mixture.
Cover and refrigerate dough several hours.
Working with one-fourth of dough at a time (store remainder in refrigerator), roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface.
Cut dough with assorted (2- to 3-inch) cookie cutters, and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375° for 8 to 9 minutes.
Cool 2 minutes.
Remove to wire racks, cool.
Repeat procedure with remaining dough.