Gingerbread cookies

Hi everyone! Just making a new batch of these Little guys and have to post the recipe again! Enjoy! xxxxx Natascha

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1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses
5 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and molasses. Sift in flour soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Stir until blended. Chill for 2 hours. Roll out and cut.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.

Some notes about this recipe:

These are the cookies you see in German Christmas markets. Make a hole small hole in the cookie before baking and you can make your own ornaments. You can use a straw.

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This recipe has been around for ages. While researching, I found this image of a manuscript from the 16th century.

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A “lebukuchener”!

Ok everyone…enjoy xxxx Natascha

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