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Merry Gingerbread Men

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Butter or margarine; soft
  • 1/2 c Brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 c Light molasses
  • 3 c Sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ts Soda
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 3/4 ts Cinnamon
  • 3/4 ts Ginger
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 c Quaker Oats, uncooked
  • -- (quick or old-fashioned)


Beat butter until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. Add
egg; beat until light and fluffy. Blend in molasses. Sift together
flour, soda, salt and spices. Add to creamed mixture; blend well. Stir
in oats. Chill dough at least 1 hour.

Roll out on lightly floured board or canvas to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut
with floured gingerbread man cutter. Place on greased cooky sheets. Bake
in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) 10 to 12 minutes; cool.
Decorate with confectioners' sugar frosting, red cinnamon candies,
semi-sweet chocolate pieces and currants.

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