Country gingerbread dough

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter or margarine, softened
\N \N 3/4 -cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2 cups All-purpose flour
1 cup Whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon Ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons Ground ginger
1½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Ground cloves

In a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In medium size bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. With mixer at low speed, add flour mixture and ⅓ cup water to butter mixture, alternating flour and water, and beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat only until just blended. If dough is too stiff, beat in up to 3 tablespoons additional water. Shape dough into ball; wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Shape and bake in individual recipes.

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