Chocolate Gingerbread Men

Chocolate Gingerbread Men

1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup butter
1/2 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
1 tbs. ginger
1 tbs. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda

Add boiling water to butter, then add molasses, and all remaining ingredients. Mix well. Sprinkle counter with flour and roll out dough in sections, 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake in 180C oven until ready but be careful not to over-bake. This dough keeps well in the fridge for days.

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