Early American Ginger Cut-Outs
|All purpose flour||2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)|
|Ground ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Dark molasses||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Hot water||1 Teaspoon|
Combine dry ingredients.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add molasses and egg.
Beating until smooth.
Mix in dry ingredients: add water and vinegar; blend well.
Chill dough 2 hours or overnight.
Roll out on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with gingerbread man, animal or other fancy cookie cutters.
Place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 ° for about 15 minutes.
When cooled, decorate as desired