Gingerbread boy cookies

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Butter
½ cup White or brown sugar
½ cup Dark molasses
3½ cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Ground cloves
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Ginger
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Water; up to 1/3
Raisins
Candied fruit or red hots
½ cup Powdered sugar
Food coloring
Gingerbread boy cookie cutter

FOR DECORATION

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 ¼" 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.

Recipe by: The Gingerbread Boy, written and illus. by Richard Egielsk Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Kathleen <schuller@...> on Apr 25, 1998

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