Updated Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
Yield: Makes 2 dozen.
In many New England households, Christmas means plates full of gingerbread men. This recipe isn't only easy, it's also very good.
Pour water over butter or lard and add sugar and molasses. Sift together flour, soda, salt, and spices and beat into sugar mixture. Chill thoroughly. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll dough thin and cut into shapes with cookie cutter. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
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