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Jo-Anne's Gingerbread men

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cups fancy molasses
2/3 cups warm strong coffee
5 cups cake flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350.

Cream shortening and sugar together in large bowl until light and fluffy.

Add molasses and coffee.

Add spices, salt and soda to flour, sift and then add to shortening.

Blend thoroughly.

Chill at least two hours.

Roll very thinly 1/8” on a floured board.

Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 7 minutes.

Makes 42 regular gingerbread men and 6 dozen additional 2” shapes.

Do not over bake.

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