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Merry Gingerbread Men

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Servings: 30
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  Butter or margarine, soft
1/2  cup  Brown sugar, firmly packed
1    Egg
1/3  cup  Light molasses
3  cups  Sifted all-purpose flour
1/2  teaspoon  Soda
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
3/4  teaspoon  Cinnamon
3/4  teaspoon  Ginger
1/4  teaspoon  Nutmeg
1 1/2  cups  Quaker Oats, uncooked
    (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

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