Spend a day this weekend making cookies with your children--gingerbread people cookies! These are fun to make and even more fun to share with friends.
2 teaspoons powdered ginger or 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cloves
5 cups flour (use whole wheat pastry, spelt, or white flour)
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2/3 cup honey
2/3 cup molasses
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix the ginger, cinnamon, clove, baking soda and salt with the flour. Set aside.
Mix the honey and molasses together. Cream in the butter. Add the eggs. Mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the honey molasses mixture in three batches. Mix well after each addition. Chill the dough.
Roll out the dough and cut out gingerbread people with cookie cutters or freestyle. Decorate with raisins and nuts. Bake for ten minutes or until slightly brown.