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       Title: Gingerbread People
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 30 servings
       1 c  Packed brown sugar
     1/3 c  Shortening
   1 1/2 c  Dark molasses
     2/3 c  Cold water
       7 c  All-purpose flour*
       2 ts Baking soda
       2 ts Ground ginger
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Ground allspice
       1 ts Ground cloves
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
            *if using self-rising flour
            ---  omit
            Baking soda and salt.
   Recipe by: Betty Crocker’s Cookbook
   Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses and water. Stir in remaining
   ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
   Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet lightly. Roll about 1/4 of
   the dough 1/4-inch thick on floured board. Cut with floured gingerbread
   cutter or other favorite cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie
   sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched;
   cool. Decorate with colored frosting, colored sugar and candies if
   desired.  ABOUT 2-1/2 DOZEN 2-1/2-INCH COOKIES;  185 CALORIES PER COOKIE.