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Gingerbread Boy Cookies

Gingerbread Boy Cookies

Gingerbread Boy Cookies

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 24 Servings

Cookies full of a great spice taste.

Ingredients

  • ½ c. shortening
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ½ c. Original Molasses
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour, sifted
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg

Directions

  1. Cream together shortening, sugar and molasses. Add egg yolk; mix well.
  2. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Stir in flour mixture; mix well. Chill.
  3. To make gingerbread boys, roll out a portion of the dough 1/4-inch thick on lightly floured board or pastry cloth. (Keep remaining dough chilled.) Cut with 5-inch gingerbread boy cookie cutter; place on ungreased baking sheets and decorate with raisins or nuts, if desired.
  4. Bake in 350F oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.
  5. Decorate with Ornamental Frosting.
  6. To make stars or other shapes, roll dough 1/4-inch thick and cut with desired 3-inch cookie cutters.
  7. Bake in 350F oven 8 to 10 minutes.

Tips

To make stars, or other shapes, roll dough 1/4 inch thick and cut with desired 3 inch cookie cutters. Bake in 350F oven 8 to 10 minutes.