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     Gingerbread Cookies

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None
Servings   2 dozen
Preptime   35 min

3 1/4 c all purpose flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c butter, softened
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c molasses
1 large egg

In medium bowl, whisk flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. In a large mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in molasses and egg until blended. Beat in dry ingredients until combined.
Divide dough into thirds and place between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Roll out until 1/3 inch thick. Place on cookie sheet and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F. Working with one portion of dough at a time, remove from paper and place on floured surface. Cut with floured cookie cutters. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool on sheet for 1 minute then remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost if desired. Store in covered container 2 weeks or freezer for 3 months.

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