|All purpose flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|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)|
Combine flour, salt, ginger, nutmeg, clovesandcinnamon in 1 quart measure.
Mix together lightly.
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.
Decorate as desired.
For ovens without solid state heat control, MICROWAVE 3 to 5 MINUTES on HIGH.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 2937 Calories from Fat 937
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 106 g163.4%
Saturated Fat 26.5 g132.3%
Trans Fat 13.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2012.9 mg83.9%
Total Carbohydrates 468 g156%
Dietary Fiber 10.2 g40.8%
Sugars 194.7 g
Protein 33 g65.2%
Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 0.88%
Calcium 42.4% Iron 126.9%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet