*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           MERRY GINGERBREAD MEN
 
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 Serving Size  : 30   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Butter or margarine -- soft
      1/2   c            Brown sugar, firmly packed
    1                    Egg
      1/3   c            Light molasses
    3       c            Sifted all-purpose flour
      1/2   ts           Soda
      1/4   ts           Salt
      3/4   ts           Cinnamon
      3/4   ts           Ginger
      1/4   ts           Nutmeg
    1 1/2   c            Quaker Oats, uncooked
                         -- (quick or old-fashioned)
 
   Beat butter until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.  Add
   egg; beat until light and fluffy.  Blend in molasses.  Sift together
   flour, soda, salt and spices.  Add to creamed mixture; blend well.  Stir
   in oats.  Chill dough at least 1 hour.
   
   Roll out on lightly floured board or canvas to 1/8-inch thickness.  Cut
   with floured gingerbread man cutter.  Place on greased cooky sheets.  Bake
   in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) 10 to 12 minutes; cool.
   Decorate with confectioners' sugar frosting, red cinnamon candies,
   semi-sweet chocolate pieces and currants.
   
   Source: Our Favorites for family and friends
   Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
 
 
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