Gingerbread Men

This is the perfect dough for making Gingerbread men to fill your Christmas cookie jar!


2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients together in an electric mixer until soft dough forms.  Roll onto plastic wrap, cover and refrigerate for 1 hours.  On a floured board, roll out the dough and cut into gingerbread men.  Place on a cookie sheet covered with a silicone mat and decorate as desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.  Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on a wire rack.

Yield:  3 dozen cookies