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       Title: Gingerbread People/dessert Show
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
   3 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
       2 ts Ground ginger
     1/4 ts Ground cloves
       1 c  Butter; softened
     3/4 c  Dark brown sugar; firmly pac
       1 lg Egg
     1/2 c  Unsulfured molasses
     1/2 c  Raisins
            Prepared icing in tubes
            And gels, all different
            From supermarket
            Cake decorations *
   red hots, sprinkles, all kinds of decorations Preheat oven to 325. Whisk
   together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, & cloves in bowl. In a large
   bowl, using electric mixer, cream butter & sugar.  Add egg & molasses. Beat
   until smooth on medium speed.  Add flour mixture. Beat on low until well
   mixed. Separate dough into 2 balls & flatten into disks. Wrap each in
   plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour until firm.
      On floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. With floured
   gingerbread “men” cookie cutters, cut out dough. Gather scraps & roll & cut
   out also.  Use all dough. Place on ungreased cookie sheets about 1/2 inch
   apart.  If you want, at this time, use the raisins for eyes or other
   decorations.  Press into dough.  Bake 10 minutes until done. Do not
   overcook.  Transfer to cool flat surface to cool. Gather all decorations &
   decorate the cookies.