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Ramona's Favourite Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ramona Partridge-David

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Dough
1 cup butter at room temperature
1 3/4 cups brown sugar
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
6 eggs
6 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
m.1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon allspice

Can be made a day in advance.

Directions:
Directions:
Line Several cookie sheets with aluminium foil. Butter and flour the foil.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Beat in he molasses and eggs.
In another large bowl, sift dry ingredients. Combine mixtures and knead into a smooth ball. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

On a well-floured surface, roll out a small amount of the dough until it's 1/4 inch thick. Place one of the paper pattern pieces on the dough and cut around the edges. Gently, using the spatula, lift the dough and place it on the prepared cookie sheet.

Put all scraps into a bowl and cover. Save these for the kids to play with, or to make gingerbread men. To make windows and the door: Cut out a rectangle from the appropriate side. Cut the window in half to make shutters. Fill empty window holes with-crushed life-savers to form stained glass windows. To make the chimney: Cut out a rectangle big enough to hold all pieces of the chimney. When the baked
dough is still warm and soft, lay the pattern on top and cut out the pieces.

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Bake 15-20 minutes or until slightly firm. Let cool on racks until firm enough to handle. Peel the foil off the sections and set the pieces aside to dry thoroughly overnight.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The recipe I want to contribute is my mother's gingerbread cookies. I like them because she makes the best cookies, and gingerbread is a yummy classic. We make them close to Christmas - in time for the winter break, so we can give them to teachers in our thank-you gifts. Sometimes we make the dough on one day and then bake them on another, and sometimes we do it all in one day. We usually decorate with friends and/or family, but I guess not this year. We cut them in all kinds of shapes, from man to woman to tree to bell shaped to heart shaped to a dog, with some good knife skills.

 

 

 

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