Gingerbread Men Cookies
|Water||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)|
|Baking soda||2 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Molasses||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Currants||2 Tablespoon (adjust quantity as needed)|
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 Winch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
Cut with a 5 inch gingerbread man cut ter, and place on lightly greased cookie sheets.
Press currants into dough for eyes, nose, and mouth.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
Cool cookies 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks, and cool completely.
Repeat procedure with remaining dough.
Store in airtight containers.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 4878 Calories from Fat 1362
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 155 g238%
Saturated Fat 55.6 g278.2%
Trans Fat 13.5 g
Cholesterol 121 mg40.3%
Sodium 3203.7 mg133.5%
Total Carbohydrates 820 g273.5%
Dietary Fiber 20.1 g80.3%
Sugars 284.6 g
Protein 60 g119.8%
Vitamin A 28.9% Vitamin C 21.7%
Calcium 120.4% Iron 286.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet