Spicy Gingerbread Men

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Spicy Gingerbread Men

Our recipe for gingerbread men is an excellent for treat for children, and it makes a nice homemade dessert for Christmas.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. Find a large bowl, mix together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Add in molasses and egg yolk. Blend the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; Mix in the molasses mixture until smooth. Cover, and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Frost or decorate when cool.

Originally posted 2015-11-02 17:12:22.

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