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