Storybook Gingerbread Men

Storybook Gingerbread Men

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"Soft gingerbread cookies."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 704 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 120.7g
  • 39%
  • Protein:
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 743 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Cream shortening and sugar. Sift flour with salt, soda and spices. Blend flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with molasses and water. Chill at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  3. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with large 6-8 inch gingerbread men cookie cutters. Lift onto lightly greased cookie sheet with broad spatula.
  4. Bake above oven center for about 12 minutes or until cookies spring back lightly in center. Do not overcook, they won't stay soft. Remove from sheets. Cool on wire racks. Makes 10 men 6-8 inches tall.
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I love this recipe. Anyway, I always roll out the dough between two sheets of wax paper, then loosen the paper on both sides before cutting the cookies out. This way, you can cut out cookies im...

I'm really surprised on the reviews on this one! I've never made Gingerbread but the kids wanted too. I just took out of the oven a few minutes ago decorated one, ate it and they are awesome!!! ...

Never having made gingerbread before, I figured that I'd try one out. As another reviewer pointed out, the hardest part was waiting until the dough chilled. I had also doubled the recipe, but ...