Ginger cookie capers

Yield: 1 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Pillbury's best all purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ginger
⅓ cup Sugar
½ cup Shortening
½ cup Molasses
3 tablespoons Hot water

Preheat oven to 400. In large mixer bowl combine all ingredients. Blend well with mixer. Chill dough at least an hour for easier handling.

Roll out dough on floured surface to ⅛-inch thickness. Cut with gingerbread man cutter. (Makes 12 6-inch or 24 4-inch gingerbread men.) Place on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 400 for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool. If desired, sprinkle with additional granulated sugar or decorate.

SOURCE: Pillsbury's Bake Off Cookie Book (Copyright 1967) Posted to Bakery-Shoppe Digest V1 #224 by novmom@... (Angela Gilliland) on Sep 07, 1997

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