Gingerbread Men

INGREDIENTS


PREPARATION

1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in molasses and egg yolk.

2. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; blend into the molasses mixture until smooth.

3. Cover, and chill for at least one hour.

4. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

5. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.

6. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

7. 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.