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Melt in your mouth Gingerbread cookie recipe!

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e are so many treats to choose from and to be honest, this wasn't the recipe I thought I was going to share BUT once I made my first batch and tried it, I knew I had to share this instead.


Adapted from a Betty Crocker recipe


1 c packed brown sugar

1/3 c shortening

1 1/2 c dark molasses

2/3 c water (though two of my sister in laws and I agree that we often need more water)

7 c all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp salt


In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening, molasses and water with electric mixer on medium speed, until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet lightly. On floured surface, roll dough 1/4" thick. Cut with floured cookie cutters.


On cookie sheet, place cutouts about 2" apart.


Bake 10-12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.


Frost & decorate as desired.



Though I prefer mine without frosting served with a cup of coffee.


Enjoy!


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