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Gingerbread Men Old Fashioned Cookies

Gingerbread Men

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Lard/Butter
  • 1 cup Molasses
  • 1 cup cold Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cloves or Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cocoa powder
  • 6 cups all-purpose Flour

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, cream the butter/lard and sugar. Add in the egg and molasses. Then mix in the flour, spices, and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
  2. Create a batter that is not too sticky (if it is, add more flour), flour the countertop, and roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. Cut shapes with cookie cutters and place cookies on a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.