Ginger Bread Boys
Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses,eggs, vinegar, and vanilla. Sift flour, salt and ginger together. Add to. cream mixture alternately with soda water. Roll out and cut. Place on greased pan. Bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees. (this dough tends to be sticky). My great grandmother used this recipe and the children cut cookies out with a knife into may different shapes because they did not have cookie cutters.