Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

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Stephanie Schneidewind 4

"Spicy gingerbread men. This is the only recipe we have ever used. For best flavor, do NOT use blackstrap molasses."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 14g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 103 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Stir in molasses and egg yolk. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; blend into the molasses mixture until smooth. Cover, and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. 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.
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I have tweaked this recipe, after a few attempts, to perfection (for my tastes). First of all, I think the variances in dough texture people are having is in the way they measure their flour. ...

This recipe barely misses a 5 star rating for one reason only. The cookies are not "spicy" as the title promises. They have a pleasant, mildly spiced flavor, but this recipe lacks the "bite" usu...

Just okay. I agree that too much cloves leaves an aftertaste. Dough is sticky --I'd add another 1/2 cup of flour. Separate the dough into 3 small amounts to chill. Don't overbake because the coo...