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Gingerbread Men Cookies

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  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
  Salt 1 Pinch
  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.

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Nutrition Facts

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

Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe