Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gingerbread Men

I got this recipe at a cookie swap I went to last year and I didn't like the texture of the cookie. So I tweaked it and these ended up being a keeper.

In a bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 3/4 tsp. ginger, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/8 tsp. allspice.
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In a mixing bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar.
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Blend in 1/2 cup dark molasses and 1/4 cup water.
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Gradually add dry ingredients to liquid mixture until well mixed.
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Cover and chill 2-3 hours. Roll dough to 1/4" thickness on a well-floured surface. Cut with your favorite cut-out. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
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Enjoy!