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Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men


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


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.

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.

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.

8 thoughts on “Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men”

  1. Whenever I make these, I always double the ginger. One teaspoon just isn’t enough for the flavor to really come through.

  2. These always turn out delicious however they always spread on me. I tried another recipe which didn’t spread but they were nowhere near as good as yours.
    Do you call your dough first?

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