Friday, December 4, 2009

Soft & Spicy Gingerbread Cookies

adapted from allrecipes

Soft and Spicy Gingerbread Cookies


1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. molasses
1 egg
4 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground nutmeg


-In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.

-Stir in molasses and egg.

-Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; blend into the molasses mixture until smooth.

-Cover, and chill for at least one hour.

-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line with parchment.

-On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.

-Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.

-Place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

-Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm.

-Let cool for 10 minutes on pan.

-Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

-Frost or decorate when cool.


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