GingerBread Men and Women<br>------------------------<br><br>3 1/14 cups flour<br>1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>1/4 teaspoon salt<br>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>2 teaspoons ground ginger<br>1/4 teaspoon ground cloves<br>1 cup salted butter (softened)<br>3/4 cup dark brown sugar<br>1 large egg<br>1/2 molasses<br><br>1) Combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a bowl<br><br>2) In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together with electric mixer. Add egg and molasses and beat at medium until smooth. Blend flour mixture (step 1) at low speed - do not overmix.<br><br>3) Roll out dough to 1/4'' thickness. Cut out men and women. Bake at 325 for 10 minutes<br><br>Icing<br>------<br><br>2/3 cup confectioners sugar<br>1 to 2 teaspoon milk<br><br>Decorate to taste with icing. Makes two dozen 6 inch men and women.<br><br><br>I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.