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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gingerbread Men Cookies

My first time making gingerbread cookies: Beginners Luck? I sure hope not because these worked out wonderfully!
Gingerbread Men Cookies
2 cups wheat flour
1 cup white flour
2 teaspoons Ginger, Ground
1 teaspoon Cinnamon, Ground
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg, Ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 egg
Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. 

Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. 
Add molasses and egg; beat well. 
Look at my cool green egg!

Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men shapes Place 1 inch apart on ungreased parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies as desired. Store cookies in airtight container.