Merry Gingerbread Men
Butter or margarine,
Sifted all-purpose flour
(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