Merry gingerbread men

Yield: 30 cookies

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter or margarine; soft
½ cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
1 \N Egg
⅓ cup Light molasses
3 cups Sifted all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
¾ teaspoon Cinnamon
¾ teaspoon Ginger
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
1½ cup 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 ⅛-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.

Source: Our Favorites for family and friends Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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