December 2016:  Diana’s Gingerbread Men

Diana’s Gingerbread Men

2/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Brer Rabbit molasses
1 egg
3 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
red hot candies (optional)

Cream butter, sugar, and molasses.  Add egg and mix well.

Sift together all dry ingredients.  Slowly blend the dry ingredient mixture (a little at a time) into the butter mixture.

Chill dough a few hours or overnight.

Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick on slightly floured board.
Use cookie cutter to cut out gingerbread men shapes.
Use red hot candies for eyes, nose, mouth, and/or buttons.

Bake on greased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes.  Transfer to cooling racks.

Makes approximately 30 5-inch gingerbread men.

A perfect Christmas treat!

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