Christmas Ginger Man Cookies

Recipe by CindiJ
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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 2-3 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix shortening, brown sugar & molasses together thoroughly and stir in the 1/2 cup cold water.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients together and stir into the creamed sugar/shortening/molasses mixture.
  • Dissolve the baking soda into the 3 TBS. water and stir into the cookie batter (make sure to mix well but not overbeat).
  • Chill dough for 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Break dough apart into fourths (for easier handling).
  • Roll out on floured surface and cut out with your favorite Ginger Man cookie cutter.
  • Transfer to lightly greased cookie sheet and decorate with raisins for the eyes & nose, ginger or cherries for the buttons.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes (remember to leave plenty of room for they puff up!).
  • Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on rack.
  • Decorate with your favorite cookie frosting.
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