1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbs sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp ginger
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
Cream butter with sugars, molasses and egg yolk.
Mix all remaing ingredients, except egg white. Stir into butter mixture to form stiff dough
Chill for 1 hour, then roll out on floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness.
Use Christmas cookie cutters or knife to cut out shapes.
Preheat oven to 350 farneheit. Butter cookie sheet.
Brush shapes lightly with egg white.
Bake 8 minutes until crisp. Make a hole 1 inch from the top, then cool.
Icing as you choose. Thread holes with gold cord.
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