Rating: 4 stars
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

Hansel and Gretel would have loved them....

Recipe Summary

cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day 40 mins
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl and set aside.

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  • In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until smooth. Mix in egg and molasses. Dissolve baking soda in 1 1/2 teaspoons warm water and add to egg mixture; stir until combined.

  • Mix in dry ingredients well blended. Shape dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line them with parchment paper.

  • Lightly flour a work surface. Roll out dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut out gingerbread men using cookie cutters and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Use raisins to make eyes, noses and buttons.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, or until firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

84 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 2.3g; cholesterol 3.9mg; sodium 42.6mg. Full Nutrition
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