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Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sue Perroots
Added: Thursday, October 16, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 c sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 lb unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 c dark brown sugar, packed
4 tsp ground ginger
4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp finely ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 c unsulfured molasses

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in spices and salt, then eggs and molasses. Add flour mixture; combine on low speed. Divide dough in thirds, wrap in plastic. Chill for at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350. On a floured work surface, roll dough 3/8" thick. Cut into desired shapes. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets and refrigerate until firm, 15 minutes. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until crisp but not darkened. Insert a skewer into warm cookies to make a hole for hanging, if desired. Let cookies cool on wire racks, then decorate as desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16 - 8" cookies
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My favorite cutter is a snowflake, using white royal icing to design different flake patterns. Alma, this is for you.
Sue

 

 

 

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