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Gingerbread Men Cookies

 Gingerbread Men Cookies
No holiday cookie platter would be complete without gingerbread men! This is a tried-and-true recipe I'm happy to share with you.
26 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in molasses, egg and water. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda,
  • salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; add to creamed mixture and mix
  • well. Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or
  • until easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each
  • portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-in.
  • cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Reroll
  • scraps.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to
  • cool completely. Decorate as desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 116 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.