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Gingerbread Men

This is from Emma Rombauer's "Joy of Cooking"

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

1/4 c. butter (unsalted preferred)
1/2 c brown sugar

blend butter and sugar together until creamy (use an electric mixer and let butter soften)
then beat in 1/2 c. dark molasses

sift 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
resift flour with
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c. water

You may have to work in the flour mixture with your hands if you're not using an electric mixer. Roll out the dough to any thickness you like and use a cookie cutter. Place your men on parchment paper for baking and decorate to please yourself.

Bake cookies about 8 minutes or longer, according to their thickness. Test for doneness by pressing the dough with your finger. If the dough springs back, they are done Remove with spatula and cool on wire rack..
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Re: Gingerbread Men

Thanks, Gwin, have you made this recipe? If you try it make sure you share the results!
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Re: Gingerbread Men

My mother has made this recipe several times before and the results are outstanding! I'm going to give it a try next Sunday.
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Re: Gingerbread Men

Great! Keep us posted.
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My gingerbread cookies came out beautifully. The flavor genuine and the texture perfect. I had a variety of cookie cutters, including dachshunds and loaded Santas, Christmas trees and the Witch's gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel (by the real E. Humperdinck). The author of the recipe is from Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer.
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Re: Gingerbread Men

That's great, Gwin, thanks for sharing. Maggie Green, the editor of the new 75th Anniversary Edition of JOY will be delighted to hear the recipe you used. She's next door at the JOY forum.