Gingerbread Men

(modified from grandma's molasses jar)

We tried several recipes looking for a tasty option which made solid gingerbread citizens.

8 tablespoons butter (1 stick) softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cups flour

mix in the order listed.
refrigerate 2 hours or freeze 1 hour.
roll 1/4 inch thick. cut into shapes.
bake 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

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