Ginger Bread Cookie Recipe

By: Marlene Boyle

Ginger Bread Cookie Recipe

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Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Directions for the recipe:

  1. Cream the butter, shortening and the sugar together. Add the egg, vanilla and molasses and mix until well-blended.
  2. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves and salt, mixing until well combined. Use a wooden spoon if your mixer can't handle it.
  3. Transfer the dough to an airtight container and chill for 2-3 hours.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Lightly flour a surface and roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick.  
  6. Use cookie cuttersto cut out the dough in Gingerbread Men or other shapes
  7. Place cookies 1″ apart on greased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are light brown along the edges.