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                          CHRISTMAS GINGER COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Holiday
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       c            Flour
    1       tb           Baking soda
    1       tb           Ginger
    1       t            Clove
    1       t            Cinnamon
    1       t            Nutmeg
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1       c            Crisco
    1       c            Molasses
    1       c            Brown sugar
      1/2   c            Water
    1                    Egg
    1       t            Vanilla
 
    Mix flour, soda, spices and salt. Beat shortening,
   molasses, sugar, water, egg and vanilla until well
   blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Will be
   soft. Divide into fourths. Pat each 1/4 into 1 thick
   round. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 3
   hours or up to 1 week. Roll on lightly floured surface
   to 1/8 thick, cut with ginermen cutters and bake at
   350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Cool slightly on
   cookie sheet, then transfer to wire racks to cool
   completely. Decorate with Royal Icing.
  
 
 
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