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Sugar and Spice Gingerbread Men

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Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup Brer Rabbit Molasses
1 egg
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Instructions

Cream sugar and butter. Add molasses and egg. Blend well. Sift dry ingredients together and gradually add to creamed mixture. Wrap and chill overnight. Roll one-third dough at a time between sheets of waxed paper until dough is 1/4-inch thick. Remove top sheet of waxed paper and cut dough into desired shapes. Slip cookie sheet under waxed paper and set in freezer for 5 minutes. Remove from freezer and peel cookies off waxed paper. Transfer to greased cookie sheets. Brush with egg white wash and sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven 7-10 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to cool. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Nancy G. Means
Moline



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1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
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