Gingerbread Men
Contributed by Diane S.

1 c Butter or margarine; softened
1/2 c Brown sugar, firmly packed
1 Egg
1/3 c Light molasses
3 c Sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 ts Baking Soda
1/4 ts Salt
3/4 ts Cinnamon
3/4 ts Ginger
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1 1/2 c Oats, uncooked -- (quick or old-fashioned)

Beat butter until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. Add
egg; beat until light and fluffy. Blend in molasses. Sift together flour,
soda, salt and spices. Add to creamed mixture; blend well. Stir in oats.
Chill dough at least 1 hour.

Roll out on lightly floured board or canvas to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with
floured gingerbread man cutter. Place on greased cooky sheets.

Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) 10 to 12 minutes; cool.
Decorate with confectioners' sugar frosting, red cinnamon candies, semi-
sweet chocolate pieces and raisins.

September 98 Recipes