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.