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Molasses Gingerbread Men

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted
  Pumpkin pie spice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Dash
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon, softened
  Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried currants 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Sift the flour, pumpkin-pie spice, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper.
2. Cream butter or margarine with brown sugar until fluffy in a medium-size bowl; beat in molasses.
3. Add flour mixture, one-third at a time, blending well to make a stiff dough. Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap; chill several hours, or until firm enough to roll. (Overnight is best.)
4. Roll out dough, one-quarter at a time, 1/8 inch thick, on a lightly floured pastry cloth or board. Cut out with a floured, 2-inch gingerbread-man cutter or cut around your own 2-inch cardboard pattern with a sharp knife; place, 1 inch apart, on greased cookie sheets. Reroll and cut out all trimmings. Decorate with cut-up currants for eyes, mouth and buttons.
5. Bake in moderate oven (350°) for 6 minutes, or till firm. Remove from the cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Store in a tightly covered container.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas

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