Gingerbread Men

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup dark corn syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
1 1/4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 1/4 cups butter or margarine
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon water
6 cups all-purpose flour
Decorations: sugar crystals, red cinnamon candies, assorted decorator frosting

Preparation

Cook sugar, 3/4 cup water, syrup, and spices in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add butter, stirring until melted.

Combine baking soda and 1 tablespoon water; stir into sugar mixture. Pour sugar mixture into a bowl; gradually add flour, beating at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric mixer until blended. (Dough will be stiff.)

Divide dough into thirds. Roll one-third of dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 5 1/2-inch gingerbread man cutter, and place on lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool 1 minute on pan; remove cookies to wire racks, and cool completely. Repeat procedure with remaining dough. Decorate as desired.

November 1999
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