Mimi's Gingerbread Men

Recipe by Mimi in Maine
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
YIELD: 24 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream shortening and sugar till light and fluffy.
  • Stir in egg, molasses and vinegar; beat well.
  • Add dry ingredients.
  • Chill thoroughly; about 3 hours.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/4" thick (no thinner) and cut with cutter.
  • Place on lightly greased sheet.
  • Add raisins or currants for eyes,nose, and buttons.
  • Bake 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on size of the men.
  • Cool and remove.
  • NOTE: If you use a small to medium cutter, you will get a lot of little guys; but if the cutter is large it will be about 1 1/2 dozen (approximately)--I like to use the small to medium because you get more to give away at Christmas.
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