Preparation time: 30 minutes Chilling time: Overnight Baking time: 10 minutes 1. Cream shortening and sugar in mixing bowl, beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix water and baking soda in small bowl until dissolved. Add baking soda mixture and sorghum to butter mixture. Sift 5 1/2 cups of the flour, the spices and salt together. Blend into dough. Divide dough into 4 balls. Wrap in plastic wrap. Flatten and refrigerate overnight. 2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll 1 portion of dough out at a time on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on a greased cookie sheet until puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake. 3. When cool, decorate with buttercream frosting and/or candies as desired. Sorghum gives these cookies a special flavor, but molasses can be used as a substitute. Ann Smith of Plainfield won second place, and described how her gingerbread men left Bohemia in 1872 and immigrated to the United States. Smiths great-grandmother, "Babicka" Novak, lived in a small Czech-American town in South Dakota where Smiths mother grew up in the 1920s. At Christmas time, her great-grandma would give her neighbors Old World gingerbread men, reindeer and rocking horses. "One year when Great-grandma delivered the cookies, she brought along her teenaged grandson, who was visiting from a small ethnic Czech community in Nebraska," Smith wrote. "Introductions made that day over the watchful eyes of the gingerbread men eventually lead to wedding bells for my parents a decade later. Great-grandma Novak probably had planned this all along!" from the Chicago Tribune second annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest December 14, 1989 Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #340 From: Linda Place
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (67g)|
|Recipe Makes: 36|
|Calories from Fat: 48 (23%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 5.4g||7 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.4g||7 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.3g|
|Cholesterol 88.1mg||27 %|
|Sodium 100.2mg||3 %|
|Potassium 79.6mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 35.8g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.1g||4 %|
|Sugars, other 34.7g|
|Protein 5.3g||8 %|
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Calories per serving: 208
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