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Gingerbread Cookies

Kids and adults love this kind of cookie recipe!


1/2 cup butter shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup molasses
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Candies and frostings for decorating if desired

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2

Beat shortening in a mixing bowl on high speed for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.

Step 4

Mix in the molasses, egg, and vinegar until well combined.

Step 5

Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and chill for at least 3 hours.

Step 6

Grease a cookie sheet with butter shortening.

Step 7

On a lightly floured surface roll the dough to 1/8 inch thick for 2 and 1/2 round cookies and the dough to 1/4 inch for 6 inch gingerbread people cookies.

step 8

Cut dough with your favorite cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheet.

Step 9

Bake round cookies for 5 to 6 minutes and gingerbread people cookies for 6 to 8 minutes. Edges of cookies should be lightly browned.

Step 10

Cool cookies for 1 minute on cookie sheet then transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

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