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Gingerbread Cookies
Great Holiday Recipe!
5-5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup shortening
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. ginger
1 1/4 cups unsulphured molasses
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 eggs, beaten


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Thoroughly mix flour, soda, salt, and spices. Melt shortening in a large saucepan. Cool slightly. Add sugar, molasses, and eggs. Mix well. Add 4 cups of the dry ingredients and mix well. Turn mixture onto a lightly floured surface, knead in remaining dry ingredients by hand. Add a little more flour if necessary to make a firm dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6-15 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie cut-out. If not going to be used right away, it may be rolled in plastic and kept for a week. Allow 3 hours to soften.
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Recipe Origin: Canada
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