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Gingerbread Corpses

This is a perfect cookie for Halloween trick-or-treaters!

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3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
teaspoon salt
cup granulated sugar
cup shortening
1 egg
1 cup molasses
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoons warm water
cup raisins for decorating


In large bowl, cream shortening, sugar, egg and warmed molasses. Dissolve baking soda in warm water and add to egg mixture. Beat until smooth.

Slowly add flour, spices and salt. Mix until well blended. Cover and chill for 24 hours.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

Roll out dough to a thickness of ¼ inch on a floured surface. Cut out gingerbread men using cookie cutters and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

Use raisins to make eyes, noses and buttons. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

Finishing touches: Use icing to make Xs for eyes, bloody gashes and decorate accordingly.

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