Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

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"Hansel and Gretel would have loved them....."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In large bowl, cream shortening, sugar, egg and warmed molasses. Dissolve baking soda in warm water and add to egg mixture. Beat until smooth. Mix in flour, spices and salt until well blended. Cover and chill for 24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Roll out dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch on a floured surface. Cut out gingerbread men using cookie cutters and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Use raisins to make eyes, noses and buttons.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Let cool on wire racks.
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These gingerbread men are not for the faint of heart. In fact, I make my with blackstrap molasses in order to make them even spicier. I make these at Christmas time, and every year, before bak...

I added cinnamon to make them spicier, and applesauce in the place of some molasses. I forgot to chill the dough, which didn't seem to have too much of an adverse effect. A word of caution: the ...

They were a bit too dark and treacley (?) for me. Next time I will use golden syprup instead of Molasses.