Aunt Patti's gingerbread have always been my favorite. My own twist is adding a little cayenne pepper.
Gingerbread Boys and Girls (And Heart and Trees and Dachshunds)
Preheat over to 375 degrees.
2 ¾ cups flour
1 T baking powder
¼ t baking soda
1 t allspice
1 t ginger
1 T. ground cinnamon
½ t salt
A hearty sprinkle of cayenne pepper
Mix together dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, cream together:
1 egg, beaten
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2/3 cup dark molasses
1 stick softened butter.
Gradually add dry ingredients to form stiff dough.
Refrigerate until firm.
Roll between two sheets of wax paper. Use lots of flour to keep it from sticking as you cut out your shapes.
Bake 10-12 mins, until lightly browned.
Aunt Patti does hers with all these beautiful white piped outlines. We do ours with crazy sprinkles.