Gingerbread Men


3 cups flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup molasses

2 tbsp rice or coconut milk


Mix the flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, and spices 

Put mixture in a food processor and pulse until mixed well

Add shortening and pulse until incorporated

Mix the molasses and milk together and pour into the food processor while pulsing to mix

Process until dough comes together in a nice ball

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and let rest in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (up to 2 days)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Roll the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thick or so

Cut into shapes and cook on parchment lined baking sheet for 12-15 minutes