Gingerbread men ---whnp81a

Yield: 60 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
1 each Egg
1 cup Molasses
2 tablespoons Vinegar
5 cups Sifted flour
1½ teaspoon Soda
1 tablespoon Ginger
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Cloves; ground
1 x Raisins

Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar and salt. Stir in egg, molasses and vinegar. Beat well.

Sift dry ingredients; stir into molasses mixture. Chill about 2 hrs. On lightly floured surface roll to ⅛" thickness. Cut with cookie cutter.

Place 1" apart on greased cookie sheet. Make eyes and buttons with raisins. Bake in moderate (375 deg.) oven for about 6 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from sheet. Allow to finish cooling on wire racks.

Store in tightly covered tin. Keeps well for 3-4 weeks.

NOTE: I use a 4-in. cutter. For smaller men, you may need to reduce the baking time by a minute or so.

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