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Gingerbread Boy Cookies

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Butter
  • 1/2 c White or brown sugar
  • 1/2 c Dark molasses
  • 3 1/2 c Flour
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1/4 ts Ground cloves
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 2 ts Ginger
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 c Water; up to 1/3


Candied fruit or red hots
1/2 c Powdered sugar
Food coloring
Gingerbread boy cookie

Makes 8 cookies. 350 degree oven.

Cream butter, sugar, and molasses together. Add dry ingredients. Add water
as necessary. Its easiest to mix with your hands.

Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness. Cut out gingerbread boys with cookie
cutter, Roll scraps back into dough to make more cutouts. Make faces and
buttons with the raisins. candied fruit, or red hots.

Bake on greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.

To further decorate your gingerbread boys, mix the powdered sugar with a
few drops of water and food coloring. Dip a toothpick or small paintbrush
into the sugar mixture and draw on hair and clothes.

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