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Gingerbread People
    Ingredients
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the shortening, sugar, molasses and egg. In separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger and salt. Stir into molasses mixture. Chill dough until ready to use. Roll out at least 1/8 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Draw features with a toothpick. Place on cookie sheet and bake 8 minutes. Makes about 20 large people.