Rolled Cookies Gingerbread Men

Posted by: Beck 10-29-99 7:06 AM

Gingerbread Men

5 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 tablespoons vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 F. and grease cookie sheet.

Cream together shortening and sugar; beat in egg.

Stir in molasses and vinegar.

Add dry ingredients, mixing well.

Cover and chill 3 hours.

Divide dough into thirds.

Roll out onto a floured surface.

Cut out into gingerbread men shapes.

Place onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are golden.

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