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Ginger People

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (or margarine)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Combine flour, salt, ginger, nutmeg, clovesandcinnamon in 1 quart measure.
Mix together lightly.
Set aside.
In large mixing bowl.
Cream shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Stir in molasses and water.
Blend in flour mixture until smooth.
Chill dough at least 3 hours.
Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on floured pastry cloth.
Cut into gingerbread boys or girls with 3 to 4-inch cookie cutters.
Place sheet of waxed paper on inverted (12 x 8-inch) baking dish.
4 at a time, MICROWAVE 2 MINUTES, 30 SECONDS to 4 MINUTES on '6', or until cookies are set.
Cool.
Decorate as desired.
For ovens without solid state heat control, MICROWAVE 3 to 5 MINUTES on HIGH.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving

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