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Gingerbread Animal Cookies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Cream shortening and sugar, add molasses and water.
Beat well.
Combine remaining ingredients, add to creamed mixture.
Cover and refrigerate dough several hours.
Working with one-fourth of dough at a time (store remainder in refrigerator), roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface.
Cut dough with assorted (2- to 3-inch) cookie cutters, and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375° for 8 to 9 minutes.
Cool 2 minutes.
Remove to wire racks, cool.
Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Servings: 
2

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