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Christmas Ginger Cookies

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Servings: 24
Categories: Christmas / Cookies / Desserts

6  cups  Flour
1  tablespoon  Baking soda
1  tablespoon  Ginger
1  teaspoon  Clove
1  teaspoon  Cinnamon
1  teaspoon  Nutmeg
1/2  teaspoon  Salt
1  cup  Crisco
1  cup  Molasses
1  cup  Brown sugar
1/2  cup  Water
1    Egg
1  teaspoon  Vanilla

Mix flour, soda, spices and salt. Beat shortening, molasses, sugar, water, egg and vanilla until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Will be soft. Divide into fourths. Pat each 1/4 into 1" thick round. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to 1 week. Roll on lightly floured surface to 1/8" thick, cut with ginermen cutters and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheet, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with Royal Icing.

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