Gingerbread 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened

 

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

 

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/3 cup molasses

 

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 

1 large egg, room temperature

 

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

 

2 tablespoons water

 

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

 

2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour 

 

1 teaspoon baking soda

Frosting of choice

Directions:

Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses, egg, and water. In another bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients minus frosting; gradually beat into creamed mixture.

 

Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; cover. Refrigerate until easy to handle, about 30 minutes.

 

Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. 

Cut with a floured 4-in. gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.

Bake until edges are firm, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost as desired.