Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

 


Delicious California raisins freckle these cookie shapes.
INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup California raisins, coarsely chopped
PROCEDURE
In mixer bowl cream butter, sugar and molasses; beat in egg. Sift dry ingredients together; gradually mix into creamed mixture. Stir in raisins. Chill dough. Roll out to 1/8-inch thickness on floured board; cut into desired shapes with sharp-edged cookie cutters. Bake on greased baking sheets in 350°F oven 10 to 12 minutes (Baking time may vary depending on size of cookies). Remove to racks to cool. Decorate as desired.
Yields: 24 2inch cookies