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Recipes for Life: Cookies for the holidays
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Happy Holidays. With the kids home and your wanting to keep their hands and minds busy, how about some cookie recipes? These cookies are great for gift giving, fun to make, with the kids or without, and, most of all, they taste wonderful. For more, go to


2 1 /4 cup flour

1 / 2 cup sugar

1 / 4 cup butter, soften

1 / 2 cup Molasses

1 egg

1 1/ 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 /4 teaspoon ground cloves

Small raisins


Combine the flour, sugar, butter molasses, egg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until mixed. Chill, covered for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 Roll chilled dough 1 / 8 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut out with gingerbread man cutter. Place 1 / 2 inch apart on cookie sheet. Decorate with raison for eyes and nose, mouth and buttons. Bake 8 minutes or until browned. May be decorated with frosting when cool. Yields 1 1/ 2 to 2 dozen cookies.

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