Holiday Ginger Bread Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • red and green food coloring
  • vanilla frosting
Directions
PREP
30 mins
COOK
15 mins
READY IN
1 hr
  • Beat cream, butter, and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, then mix in egg and molasses.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  • Add to creamed mixture and mix. Wrap bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on an evenly floured surface and cut with floured 2 ½ inch cookie cutters.
  • Put 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm.
  • Cool cookies on wire racks. Tint some of the frosting red and some green with food coloring. Decorate the cookies when they are cool
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