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Gingerbread Babies

Tuck them into a little box and leave them on someone's doorstep...surely you know someone who will give them a good home at Christmas!

Gooseberry Patch DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: 12 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

In a large bowl, blend together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg and molasses.

In a seperate bowl, combine remaining ingredients; gradually stir into butter mixture. Turn dough out onto well-floured surface; roll out to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough with a 2-inch gingerbread man cookie cutter.

Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 9 to 10 minutes, or until firm.

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