Gingerbread Men

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 Tbsp. vinegar
5 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 to 3 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves

Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, molasses, and vinegar. Sift
together dry ingredients and blend into creamed mixture.
Chill 3 hours.
Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Cut in shapes.
Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 375F for 5 to 6 minutes.
Cool slightly on cookie sheet and then remove to rack.
Makes about 5 dozen.