Gingerbread boys

Yield: 2 dozen

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Shortening
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Molasses, light
½ tablespoon Vinegar
1 \N Egg; beaten
3 cups Flour, all-purpose
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Soda
½ teaspoon Ginger, ground
½ teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
\N \N Chocolate, semisweet morsels

Bring shortening,, sugar, molasses, and vinegar to a boil; cool. Add beaten eggs. Combine flour, salt, soda, ginger, and cinnamon; add to liquid mixture. Mix well and chill. Roll to ⅛" thickness on lightly floured board. Follow a pattern or use a cookie cutter ot shape gingerbread boys. Use chocolate morsels for eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, June, 1973. Typed for you by Nancy Coleman. Submitted By NANCY COLEMAN On 05-15-94 Submitted By JEFF PRUETT On 08-20-95

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