Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men
“Spicy gingerbread men. This is the only recipe we have ever used. For best flavor, do NOT use blackstrap molasses.”
    Servings Prep Time
    30 20minutes
    Cook Time
    10minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    30 20minutes
    Cook Time
    10minutes
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    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.