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Soft Gingerbread Cookies (fred Towner)

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Servings: 4
Categories: Christmas / Cookies / Desserts / Gingerbread

1/2  c  Brown sugar
1/2  c  Lard
1  t  Salt
1  t  Cinnamon
1  t  Ginger
1  c  Table molasses
1/2  c  Water
1  tb  Baking soda
4  c  Flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the sugar and lard and stir in the seasonings. Add the molasses. Dissolve the soda in the water and stir into the batter. Add the flour gradually until the dough is stiff enough to roll out. Roll dough 1/4" thick on a floured board and cut into shapes. Bake 6 to 8 minutes. For a soft cookie underbake slightly.

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