Joy of Cooking Gingerbread Cookies

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 8 Cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • Beat softened butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Beat in molasses.
  • Combine the dry ingredients.
  • Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture in three parts, alternating with the water.
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough to your preferred thickness (recipe makes 8-16 cookies).
  • Use cookie cutters to shape the cookies.
  • Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, depending on thickness.
  • If desired, mix 1/4 cup powdered sugar with a few drops of water and food colouring to make icing, and decorate when cool.
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