Learn how to make rich chewy gingerbread cookie men. This scrumptious recipe mingles ginger, cloves, cinnamon and molasses for a decadent cookie

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  • Gingerbread Cookies

    Yum! Learn how to make your own soft chewy gingerbread cookies! This scrumptious recipe is a family favorite in our home. We thought, in the spirit of the holiday season, we'd share it with you!

    You'll Need:
    • 1 c. brown sugar, packed
    • 1/3 c. shortening
    • 1 1/2 c. dark molasses
    • 2/3 c. cold water
    • 7 c. all purpose flour
    • 2 tsp. baking Soda
    • 2 tsp. ground ginger
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp ground allspice
    • 1 tsp ground cloves
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


    In a large bowl combine the first 4 ingredients, mixing well. Add remaining ingredients, stirring well. Dough will be quite heavy. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

    Divide dough into 1/4's, roll each quarter section out on a floured surface. Rolled dough should be about 1/4" thick.
    Carefully place each section on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F

    While it's baking, mix up the frosting!

    Remove from Oven, Cool on cooling rack, frost as desired.


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