Gingerbread Men Cookies
Gingerbread Men Cookies recipe
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until shortening melts.
Combine flour, soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon; add shortening mixture, stirring well.
Stir in molasses; chill 8 hours.
Divide dough in half; store 1 portion in refrigerator.
Roll dough to ¼ inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
Cut with a 5-inch gingerbread man cutter, and place on lightly greased cookie sheets.
Press currants into dough for eyes, nose, and mouth.
Bake at 350℉ (180℃) F for 10 minutes.
Cool cookies 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks, and cool completely.
(Cookies will be soft.)
Repeat procedure with remaining dozen.
Note: You can always decorate cookies with icing, in this case, no need to use currents. Just bake cookies, let cool, then decorate to desired patterns.