Gingerbread men cookies


Ingredients:


1/2 cup butter softened 

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/3 cup molasses

1 egg

2 TB water

2 2/3 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground allspice


Directions:

Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. 

Beat in molasses, egg and water. 

Add the water, flour, baking soda, salt and all the spices and mix until combined and creamed. 

Divide the dough in half and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes. 


Preheat oven to 350. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8 thickness. Cut with a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. 


Bake 9-10 minutes and remove and cool on wire racks. Decorate with icing (recipe below)


Icing recipe:

 

2 cups of powdered sugar 

4 tsp milk

1 TB light corn syrup

1/2 tsp almond extract

food coloring of your choice. 


Directions:

In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in the corn syrup and almond extract until smooth and glossy. If icing is to thick, add more corn syrup and milk. 


Divide into separate bowls and add food coloring to each. Use piping bags to decorate your cookies.