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These make a hard, crunchy cooky that's good for dipping in coffee or tea. My mom would make a "sandwich" with a piece of Schwartzbrot, butter and a gingerbread cookie.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream shortening, sugar and molasses.
- Add egg and beat.
- Sift flour with other dry ingredients.
- Gradually add these into wet ingredients.
- Chill dough for 1 1/2 hours (or more).
- Cut into shapes, place on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Delicious gingerbread cookies - perfect combination of spices. I couldn't wait to dunk one of them into my afternoon coffee. I tried to find my gingerbread man cookie cutter to no avail, so I cut them out as stars. The recipe didn't specify a temperature so I cooked them at 350 degrees and for a little less time as my oven cooks a little hotter than normal. Made for the Football Pool tag game - Congrats on your win!