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Gingerbread Cookies


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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 15 min.

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Dark Molasses
1/4 Cup Water
2 1/2 Cups All purpose Flour
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Ginger
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/8 Teaspoon allspice
raisins
Canned Cherry or Red Gumdrops
Citron
String Licorice
Decorating Icing
Cookie Cutters


Put 1/2 Cup of Shortening into mixing bowl


Add:


Sugar


Cup Dark Molasses


Cup Water


Cups All purpose Flour


Teaspoon Salt


Teaspoon Soda


Teaspoon Ginger


Teaspoon allspice raisins


For Decorations you could use:


Canned Cherry or Red Gumdrops


Citron


String Licorice


Decorating Icing



Source: Fazzina Family Cookbook 1991


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Notes

That Christmas Feeling

Have you ever had that Christmas feeling? When you count down the days till December 25? When you search for your Christmas presents? Well, these words describe my usual December weekends..

When I awoke in the morning I saw a delicious plate of warm homemade gingerbread cookies on my kitchen table. They were all ready for decorations. The thing was, I had to go to the barn. I put my hair up in a messy bun and threw on my riding pants. Next, I put my wet, cold, and mucky boots on and ran to my dad's car. I still can't believe that on this same day I didn't really realize what was heading my way!

Ten minutes later I arrived at the ruby red modern-built barn. When I got out of the car, the owner of the barn, Holly, handed me a pink folder with horse stickers plotted on the top. When I opened it I couldn't believe my eyes. There was a paper that said Boarding Agreement. There was also another paper that was a horses registration!! And then, in a flash it all hit me, my dream horse Pixie was about to be mine!

"Sabrina, fallow me!" said Holly. I fallowed Holly to Pixie's stall. Inside was Pixie with a giant red bow and neon lights around her neck! Everyone wanted to take pictures of me and her so I brought her into the riding arena. I really couldn't believe that my dream of four years had finally come true! I was so in shock I couldn't stop crying! After I rode for a hour I just kept wanting to stay with my horse all unfortunately I had to go home.

At the end of the day I certainly still had that Christmas feeling! In fact after I took my shower I got into those fuzzy pajamas and started decorating my warm gingerbread men. I'm positive that from now on every December 1st I will remember the day I got my first horse and celebrated with warm, soft gingerbread men and a cold glass of milk!

Submitted by: "Sabrina F."

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