Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men Cookies add a special touch to the holiday season or even year round! Give them as gifts.

1/2 cup molasses

1/4 cup sugar

3 Tbsp. butter or shortening

1 Tbsp. milk

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. cloves

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

2-3 Tbsp. water, if needed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter baking sheets and set aside.

Heat molasses to boiling point, add sugar, butter and milk.

Mix flour with baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

Add  to the first mixture and blend well.

Add water if mixture is to dry to hold together.

On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.

Cut into gingerbread men, using cookie cutters.

Bake 5-7 minutes.

When cool frost with Buttercream Frosting and decorate with candies, raisins or whatever you desire.

Yield about 24 cookies, depending on size of gingerbread men cookie cutters

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