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Yummies

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 3 cups flour
  • raisins
  • candied cherries

Instructions

  • Cream shortening with the brown sugar.
  • Add salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves until light and fluffy.  Add egg and molasses and blend.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Add to sugar mixture and stir until well blended.
  • Cover and chill.  Roll out 1/4 of the dough at a time onto lightly floured board to 1/4” thickness.  
  • Cut with gingerbread man cutter or desired shape.  
  • Carefully transfer to greased cookie sheet.  Repeat with remaining dough.  
  • Before baking, press raisins into dough for eyes, nose and buttons.  Used slivers of candied cherries for mouth, other candies for belt, shoes, etc.  
  • Bake at 375° for 8 minutes.  Cool on wire racks.  
  • When cool, decorate cookies with confectioners’  sugar frosting for hair and clothes.
  • Makes about 5 1/2 dozen cookies.

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