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[Recipe] Gingerbread Cookies

Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Servings 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Mix in molasses and egg yolk.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the mixture becomes uniform.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and allow it to sit on the counter for 5 minutes to allow it to warm just a bit before rolling.
  • 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 a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until firm. Cool on wire racks. Frost or decorate when cool.