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Gingerbread Cookie People

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Ingredients You'll Need

2/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 unbeaten egg
3/4 cup molasses
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda


Combine shortening, sugar, spices and egg in large mixing bowl. Mix until well blended. Add molasses and mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder and soda. Stir into shortening mixture and mix well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Roll out on floured board and cut gingerbread men shapes. Use raisins for eyes, nose and buttons. Sprinkle with granulated sugar, if desired. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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