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Gingerbread Cookies

This is from Irma Rombauer's "Joy of Cooking"

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

1/4 c. butter (unsalted preferred)
1/2 c brown sugar

blend butter and sugar together until creamy (use an electric mixer and let butter soften)
then beat in 1/2 c. dark molasses

sift 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
resift flour with
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c. water

You may have to work in the flour mixture with your hands if you're not using an electric mixer. Roll out the dough to any thickness you like and use a cookie cutter. Place your men on parchment paper for baking and decorate to please yourself.

Bake cookies about 8 minutes or longer, according to their thickness. Test for doneness by pressing the dough with your finger. If the dough springs back, they are done Remove with spatula and cool on wire rack..

Gwin Willis

P.S. I just did this yesterday afternoon and Chef Jon over at the General Food and Cooking forum really liked it. I think this is a great recipe. I first mixed all the flour and the other dry ingredients together and then gradually added that to everything else in the electric mixer (using flour chute) to make the gingerbread dough.
Gwin Willis
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