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The Worthington Senior High Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America hosted its annual Cooking and Crafts with Mrs. Santa event on Dec. 4, 2010. The 3- through 5-year-old children decorated cookies, made crafts and played games with Santa.

Santa and Mrs. Claus entertain children

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WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Senior High Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America hosted its annual Cooking and Crafts with Mrs. Santa event on Dec. 4, 2010.

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The 3- through 5-year-old children decorated cookies, made crafts and played games with Santa.

They would like to share their recipe for the Whole Wheat Gingerbread People that were decorated by the children.

Whole Wheat Gingerbread People

1 c. butter

1 c. packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/3 c. molasses

2 T. Orange juice

3 c. all purpose flour

1 c. whole wheat flour

2 tsp. ground ginger

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. ground cloves

In an electric mixer bowl, combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl and beat until fluffy. Add the egg, molasses, and orange juice. Mix well. If dough is soft chill slightly before rolling. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes. Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes. Cool and they are ready to frost and decorate.

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