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Gingerbread Men

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Makes:about 15 cookies

No holiday is complete without the sweet and crunchy taste of gingerbread. Decorate them with candied cherries, festive candies and coloured icing.


1 cup 250 mL butter, softened
1 cup 250 mL lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup 50 mL molasses
1 egg
2 3/4 cups 675 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
2 tsp 10 mL baking soda
2 tsp 10 mL cinnamon
1 tbsp 15 mL ginger
1/2 tsp 2 mL clove
1/2 tsp 2 mL salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. Cream butter, brown sugar, molasses and egg together thoroughly, in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, until light and fluffy in texture.
  3. Add remaining ingredients gradually to creamed mixture, mixing well. Chill dough for easy rolling.
  4. Roll dough 1/4" (6 mm) thick on floured board. Cut with gingerbread cutter or other favourite shaped cutters. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until set. (Time will depend on size of cookies.)
  6. Cool on wire rack and decorate as desired.

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