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“I got this recipe out of a magazine appx 30 years ago and have no idea which one. I liked the idea of making gingerbread ladies, rather than gingerbread men. My son loved them no matter what shape I made them into.. ladies, men, pumpkin-shape, whatever. They are delicious; never lasted long enough to get iced!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together dry ingredients.
  2. Cream Crisco and sugar until light & fluffy.
  3. Add egg yolk and molasses; beat til well blended.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients.
  5. Chill for at least one hour (this is important).
  6. Half dough and roll out on lightly floured surface until 1/4" thick.
  7. Cut out in desired shapes and place on greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until done.
  9. Cool a couple of minutes on pan before removing to finish cooling on wire rack.
  10. DECORATOR FROSTING: Beat egg white; gradually add enough confectioners' sugar til decorating consistency.

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