Bake Gingerbread Cookies

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  • What you\'ll need:

  • 3 cups of flour

  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

  • 3/4 cup of softened butter

  • 1/2 cup of molasses

  • 3/4 cup of firmly backed brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • Directions:

  • Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in a large mixing bowl, then set it aside

  •  In a separate large mixing bowl, combine butter and brown sugar

  • Add molasses, egg and vanilla extract to the butter-brown sugar mix, and mix thoroughly 

  • Begin combining the flour mixture (bit by bit) into the butter-brown sugar mixture, stirring strongly as you combine them

  • Once all is combined, press the dough flat into a disk shape, wrap it up with plastic wrap by rolling it onto itself. Keep it refrigerated for 4 hours (best overnight)

  • Once the dough is ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

  • Unroll the wrapped dough back into its flat disk shape onto a lightly floured surface, and be sure it is roughly 1/4 inch thickness

  • Begin separating our your cookie shapes -- with a Gingerbread Man cutter, if you have one or simply into classic circles

  • Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet 1-inch distance from one another

  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies appear to have browned

  • Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for a couple of minutes before removing them

  • Remove the cookies, and then decorate as you wish before serving them

This checklist was created by winterchef

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