Christmas Gingerbread People
Contributed by Diane S.
Source: McCall's magazine Dec 1991

1 Basic Christmas Cookie Recipe Mix (below)
1/3 c molasses
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
White icing
Red cinnamon candies

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
In large bowl of electric mixer, combine cookie ingredients; at low speed,
beat until mixture forms a dough. Divide dough into thirds. Working with
one third at a time, on lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/8"
thick; cut out with 3" cookie cutter. Transfer to prepared baking sheets.
Bake 8 min or until just beginning to brown. Transfer to wire rack to
cool. Decorate with icing and candies. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Basic Christmas Cookie Recipe Mix
2 c Unsifted all-purpose flour
1/4 c Sugar
1/4 t Salt
1/2 c Butter -- softened

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt; mix well. With pastry
blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse
cornmeal. Place in airtight container; store in refrigerator (mixture
will keep for up to 8 weeks). Bring to room temperature before using.
Recipe can be doubled or tripled.
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