So what do you do on a -10 out, blowing a gail, snowing like mad, country Sunday? WELL YOU BAKE GINGERBREAD COOKIES OF COURSE! The recipe should make about 2 dozen, but we made a bunch of men, plus some stars, and doggy bone shaped ones, we would have had 2 dozen but Nacho managed to steal two whole men uncooked from the pan, naughty Labradoodle! Ingredients 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I used Robinhood All-purpose) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup of butter, softened 1/2 cup of molasses (I used Fancy Molasses) 1 egg 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Step 1: In a large bowl (with mixer at slow speed if you're using a mixer, we didn't), beat flour, sugar, butter, molasses, egg, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Step 2: Preheat your oven to 350°F/177°C. On a lightly floured surface, working with half of the dough at a time, roll 1/8 inch thick. With floured cookie cutters, cut dough into shapes. Place the cookies 1/2 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet (I used PAM on mine ). Reroll trimmings and continue to cute shapes. Bake 8 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.