There are many gingerbread cookie recipes – this is just one version.
Perfect for this time of the year and don’t forget to let the little ones decorate them! Cut out gingerbread men, teddy bears, reindeer, pumpkins, turkeys, etc.
1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 to 2 tablespoons cold water
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in molasses and
egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, salt, cinnamon and cloves;
add to the creamed mixture alternately with water. Mix well. Cover and
refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with
a rocking horse cookie cutter or cutter of your choice dipped in flour.
Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 F for 9-11
minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.