Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men


In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in molasses and egg yolk. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; blend into the molasses mixture until smooth. Cover, and chill for at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

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.

Servings: 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Time to Prepare: 30 minutes

Submitted By: Betsy
Original Source: www.allrecipes.com

These cut-out cookies are the easiest cookies to remove from the cookie cutters that I've ever tried. Plus, they make your house smell great.

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