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    :gingerbread: Spicy gingerbread men

    "Spicy gingerbread men. This is the only recipe we have ever used."
    INGREDIENTS:
    1/2 cup margarine
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup molasses
    1 egg yolk
    2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground cloves
    1 teaspoon ginger
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    DIRECTIONS:
    1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Stir in molasses and egg yolk. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; blend into the molasses mixture until smooth. Cover, and chill for at least one hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
    3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Frost or decorate when cool.
    Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. Merry Christmas from my home to yours.
    Theresa, Ron & Nolan & Misty the cat

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    I cheat and buy my gingerbread men at the holidays I just bought another two containers of chocolate dipped gingerbread men today at Big Lots. I tried to make them one year and they didn't taste good. So I buy mine now.

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    I have made them once and it's hard to get them just right..this is a great recipe but alot to make them..I want some chocolate covered gingerbread men now..lol big lots might be on my list this week.
    Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. Merry Christmas from my home to yours.
    Theresa, Ron & Nolan & Misty the cat

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    :gingerbread:

    Simple gingerbread men recipe:
    * Serves: 4
    * Prep Time: 0hrs 25 mins
    * Cooking Time: 3hrs 0 mins

    Ingredients

    * 1 lb. flour
    * oz. ground rice
    * lb. sultanas
    * lb. butter
    * 1 oz. ground ginger
    * lb caster sugar
    * oz. mixed spice
    * 1 lb treacle
    * 2 eggs
    * 2 oz candied peel
    * 1 tbsp. bicarbonate of soda
    * teacupful beer or porter

    Method

    1. Beat the butter and sugar to a cream. Add the flour, dry ingredients, then the treacle and egg yolks, and whites seperate and the porter. Mix with your [clean] hands all the time.

    2. Fill a large paper-lined tin, cover the top with greased paper. Bake in moderate oven for 3 hours.


    THEN you can melt dark chocolate with some water or milk in a pan and pour it on the cooked gingerbread men and put everything in the fridge.

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