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Gingerbread Men

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Makes: 12 servings adjust
Classic Christmas gingerbread men.



  • 4 12 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 14 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 12 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 12 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 12 teaspoon Ground Ginger

Step 1

Sift together the dry ingredients.


  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar

Step 2

Blend in brown sugar.


  • 12 cup Butter
  • 12 cup Vegetable Shortening

Step 3

With pastry blender, cut in butter and shortening until mix is a uniform crumble.


  • 12 ounces Light Molasses
  • 12 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

Step 4

Stir in molasses and vinegar. Dough will be stiff and hard to work (can work with hands if desired).

Step 5

Refrigerate dough until well chilled.

Step 6

Roll portions of dough on floured bread board to 1/8" thickness. Cut cookies with cookie cutter and transfer to greased cookie sheet. Knead trimmings together and return dough to refrigerator between baking batches.

Step 7

Bake at 325-degrees for 8-11 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning. Remove to cooling rack immediately as cookies will become mildly crunchy as they cool.

Step 8

When cool, decorate cookies with confectioners icing.
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