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Monday, December 12 2011
These easy cookies have all the flavor of traditional gingerbread men but without the work of rolling and cutting the dough.


Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 38 mins
Servings: Makes about 90.

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Ingredients
1 cup shortening 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1/3 cup molasses 2 eggs1 tablespoon milk 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Directions
1 In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat until well combined. Beat in molasses, eggs, and milk until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Stir in raisins and nuts.
2 Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 8 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 90.

MAKE-AHEAD TIP
Up to 1 month ahead, make and bake cookies. Cool, place in a freezer container, and freeze. To serve, thaw at room temperature for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 59, Total Fat 3 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 24 mg, Carbohydrate 8 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 1 g. Daily Values: Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 2%.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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