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Gingerbread Cookie Dough

This recipe is part of the recipe for Letters of the Alphabet


1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
11/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Beat shortening, brown sugar, molasses, egg white and vanilla in large bowl at high speed of electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and baking powder in small bowl. Add to shortening mixture; mix well. Cover; refrigerate about 8 hours or until firm.

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