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Gingerbread People

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Ingredients
  Butter/Salad oil 1 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Gingerbread dough 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

1. Butter and flour 2 or 3 baking sheets, each 12 by 15 to 17 inches.
2. With a flour-dusted rolling pin supported on each end by equal-size dowels, roll dough a portion at a time on a floured board.
3. Cut dough with flour-dusted cookie cutters (any shape you like). With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to baking sheets, spacing about 1/4 inch apart. Add scraps to remaining dough and repeat to roll dough and cut remaining cookies.
4. As pans are filled, bake cookies in a 275° oven until they give a little when pressed in center and are slightly but evenly browned, 15 to 18 minutes for Winch-thick cookies, 20 to 25 minutes for 1/8-inch-thick cookies. Let cool on pans 5 minutes. With spatula, transfer to racks to cool. If needed, wash, dry, butter, and flour baking sheets to fill again.
5. If desired, decorate cookies with icing piped through a pastry bag fitted with a plain 1/4-inch tip; let stand until icing is dry and hard, about 30 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Butter

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