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Ginger Bread Cookies


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  • 6 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 beaten eggs beat in a small bowl with a fork


  • Preheat oven to 375. Melt shortening in the microwave
  • In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking soda, salt, and spices
  • Add sugar, corn syrup and beaten eggs to flour mixture
  • Add melted shortening. Mix well stiring by hand.
  • Turn mixture out onto floured work surface. Knead the dough to make sure it is all combined and mixed together. Add a little bit of flour if needed to firm up the dough.
  • Roll dough out to 1/4 inch for cutting out shapes and cookies.
  • Bake cookies on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Large cookies will need to bake for about 10-15 minutes and small cookies for about 5-10 minutes. Watch cookies closely.
  • This recipe will make about 4 dozen regular size cookies
  • To store leftover dough, place it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for up to one week.
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Author: Beverly