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Gingerbread Cookies

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 Recipe Information  
Category: Cookies
Recipe Entered By: Ceebee
Recipe Created By: Kathy Przywara

1/2  cup  margarine or shortening
1/2  cup  brown or white sugar
1/2  cup  dark molasses
3 1/2  cup  flour
1  tsp  baking soda
2  tsp  ginger
1/2  tsp  cloves
1/2  tsp  cinnamon
1/2  tsp  salt
1/4 - 1/3  cup  water

Cream margarine and sugar. Beat in molasses. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with 1/4 cup water (1/3 cup for molding cookies).

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/4". Cut to desired shapes and place about 1" apart on baking sheet. Keep trays of approximately equal sized cookies or some will be done before others.

Bake at 350 F for 8-12 minutes depending on size and thickness. Remove to rack and coll. Decorate with sprinkles or sugar before baking, or with decorative icing after cooled.

This dough can be held for a few days tightly wrapped in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before working with it.

If decorating with sprinkles before baking, brush lightly with water to get the sprinkles to stick.

Copyright 1999, Kathy Przywara, all rights reserved.

Gingerbread Cookie Bouquet
Photo courtesy of Kathy Przywara
Gingerbread Cookies
Photo courtesy of Deanna Graham
Shown with Mock Royal Icing
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Photos courtesy of Megan Clarke
Shown with Vanilla Glaze Icing

Use safe margarine or butter. Use corn safe brown sugar and molasses if needed.

 This recipe is free of:
 Milk  Peanut  Egg  Soy  Tree nut  Corn
 Gluten  Wheat  Fish  Shellfish  Sesame  

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