Monday, December 3, 2007

Countdown to Carolyn... 9 days

Gingerbread Men and Women (I don't discriminate)

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

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine 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. 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 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Frost or decorate when cool.

These cookies are very spicy. I love cloves and nutmeg, so if you don't you have been warned. Bwahhahahaha! Oh Carolyn... we are down to single digits now!!!!

1 comment:

Melissa S said...

What great photos of your cookies!!!