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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingrerbread Men Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup firmly packed C&H® Golden Brown Sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1/4 cup molasses
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Basic Decorator's Icing (recipe follows)

Basic Decorator's Icing Ingredients

3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp. C&H® Powdered Sugar
1 tablespoon milk
Food coloring (optional)

Directions:

Gingerbread Men Cookies Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and molasses. Stir together remaining ingredients in medium bowl. Gradually add to sugar mixture until well blended. Refrigerate dough 1 hour or until easy to handle.

On well-floured surface, roll out half of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on rack. Decorate with Basic Decorator's Icing as desired.


Basic Decorator's Icing Instructions

Combine powdered or confectioners' sugar, milk and food coloring, if desired.

Quick Tips

To make Cookie Ornaments, bake cookies as directed. Just after the cookies are baked, use a small straw or a paring knife to create a hole at the top of the cookie. Leave 1/2 inch space from the top of the cookie. It is important to cut out holes while the cookies are still warm. Decorate as desired. Once dry, thread a thin ribbon through the hole to hang as an ornament.

YIELDS about 24 (5-inch) cookies

Used with permission from C&H Sugar

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