1/2 c Margarine or butter
2 1/2 c Flour
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Molasses
1 ts Baking soda
1 ts Ginger
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Cloves
In large bowl beat margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed
about 30 seconds or until softened. Add about half of the flour. Then add
sugar, molasses, egg, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat til
thoroughly combined. Beat or stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half.
Cover and chill about 3 hours or till easy to handle.
Grease a cookie sheet, then set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll
each half of dough to 1/8″ thickness. Using 3 or 4 inch people shaped
cookie cutters, cut dough into shapes. Place 1″ apart on the prepared
cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 oven for 5 to 6 minutes or till edges are firm.
Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire rack.
Note: I use a metal spatula instead of a plastic one, I have less problems
with arms or legs getting broken.