Emily Hamilton
Servings Prep Time
2-3dozen 45minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3dozen 45minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2cup shortening
  • 1/2cup sugar
  • 1/2cup molasses
  • 1 egg yolkunbeaten
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon baking soda
  • 1teaspoon baking powder
  • 1teaspoon ginger
  • 1teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2cups plain floursifted
Instructions
  1. Cream shortening and sugar together. Slowly add sifted flour.
  2. Add molasses and egg yolk. Blend well.
  3. Add salt, soda, baking powder and spices.
  4. Roll out dough and cut with a gingerbread man cookie cutter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Decorate!!!!
  7. Yields 2-3 dozen, depending on size of cutter.