Christmas Cookies Recipes
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Makes about 3 dozen gingerbread shapes
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1½ teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon allspice
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 cup dark molasses
2 teaspoons vinegar
Raisins, red hots, silver dragees, etc. (for garnish)
Sift flour, baking soda, salt and spices together and set aside.
Cream the butter and brown sugar together, then stir in the molasses
and the vinegar.
Add in the flour mixture gradually, mixing thoroughly. Divide the
dough in half and wrap each half in waxed paper.
The dough should be chilled for at least three hours and can be kept
in the refrigerator for up to one week.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. place half of
the dough between two sheets of waxed paper and roll out with a
rolling pin to ¼-inch thickness.
Using a cookie cutter, cut out desired shapes and carefully transfer
them to an ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate as desired then bake for
approximately 15 minutes.
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