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Spicy gingerbread men. This is the only recipe we have ever used. For best flavor, do NOT use blackstrap molasses.

Recipe Summary

cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Stir in molasses and egg yolk. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; blend into the molasses mixture until smooth. Cover, and chill for at least one hour.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Frost or decorate when cool.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 14g; fat 3.3g; cholesterol 6.8mg; sodium 103.4mg. Full Nutrition
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