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       Title: Gingerbread Men Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
     1/3 c  Water
     1/2 c  Shortening
     1/4 c  Butter or margarine
   4 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
       2 ts Baking soda
       1 pn Salt
   1 1/2 ts Ground ginger
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
   1 1/2 c  Molasses
            Currants
  
   Recipe by: Southern Living
   Preparation Time: 0:45
   Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan.  Cook over
   medium heat, stirring constantly, until shortening melts.
   Combine flour, soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon; add
   shortening mixture, stirring well.  Stir in molasses; chill
   8 hours. Divide dough in half; store 1 portion in
   refrigerator.  Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a
   lightly floured surface.  Cut with a 5-inch gingerbread man
   cutter, and place on lightly greased cookie sheets.  Press
   currants into dough for eyes, nose, and mouth. Bake at 350
   degrees for 10 minutes.  Cool cookies 2 minutes on cookie
   sheets; remove to wire racks, and cool completely.
   (Cookies will be soft.) Repeat procedure with remaining
   dough.  Store in airtight containers.  Yield:  about 4
   dozen.
  
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